Vote Jennifer Maddox for CNN’s Hero of the Year!

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Jennifer Maddox is more than just a mom.  For more than two decades, Maddox has served the South Side community as a proud member of the Chicago Police Department. In 2011, she also launched her own organization, Future Ties. Future Ties provides free after school and summer programs for elementary children living in Parkway Gardens apartment complex on the south side.

Jennifer has just been chosen as one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of 2017.

She joined Bill and Wendy over the phone to talk about how she got nominated, her mission for Future ties, and much more.

To vote Jennifer number one, you can go to by logging in via email or Facebook, as well as on Facebook Messenger by messaging VOTE to the CNN Heroes Facebook page. Voting ends Tuesday, December 12th.

You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter and on Facebook. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from ten a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.