DuPage Children's Center to be Named for Nicarico

Convicted killer Brian Dugan pleaded guilty to her death last year

Friday, Nov 26, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 AM CDT
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DuPage Children's Center to be Named for Nicarico

Ten-year-old Jeanine Nicarico was kidnapped, raped and murdered while out sick from school on Feb. 25, 1983.

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A suburban Chicago children's advocacy center will be named in honor of a 10-year-old girl who was murdered in 1983.

The new DuPage County Children's Center will bear Jeanine Nicarico's name.

DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett says the honor is a way to pay tribute to Nicarico and "the difference she has made in the criminal justice system."

Nicarico was kidnapped from her suburban Chicago home, raped and murdered.

Convicted killer Brian Dugan pleaded guilty to her death last year and has been sentenced to death. He's also been convicted of two other unrelated murders.

The county's children's center was established more than 20 years ago. Construction on the new facility is expected to begin next year.

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