A Cook County jury awarded more than $7.3 million to an East Hazel Crest steel fabricator who alleged breach of contract, fraud and defamation against a southern Illinois general contractor.The verdict was reached May 15 after a trial before Circuit Judge Bridget A. Mitchell. It included more than $2.3 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.The plaintiff, Advance Iron Works Inc., won a state …