pexels pixabay 159711OAKBROOK TERRACE – Patrons of nine libraries in the 24th Senate District will soon see upgrades to services thanks to more than $316,000 in grants, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) announced Wednesday.

“Libraries provide a safe space for residents to use a computer, check out a book or learn a new skill,” Glowiak Hilton said. “People rely on technology for work, school and everyday life—when they can’t access these resources at home, libraries can fill the gaps.”

The $316,086.62 received by nine local libraries is part of $18.1 million in grants awarded to 638 public libraries across the state. For more than 40 years, the Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants Program has helped public libraries with a low library tax base to ensure a minimum level of funding for library services.

Libraries will use the grants from the secretary of state’s office to help fund new services and products, such as audiobooks, adult programming, dual language materials and more.  

“State funding helps libraries continue to provide much-needed resources to the community,” Glowiak Hilton said. “Students, seniors and families will reap the benefits of these grants at their local libraries.”

The following libraries in the district Glowiak Hilton represents will receive funds:

  • Clarendon Hills Public Library, $12,496.20
  • Elmhurst Public Library, $65,078.48
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library, $40,488.75
  • Helen M. Plum Memorial Public Library District in Lombard, $64,000.25
  • Hinsdale Public Library, $24,803.60
  • Lisle Library District, $42,043.40
  • Oak Brook Public Library, $11,627.43
  • Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs, $19,138.13
  • Westmont Public Library, $36,410.38

For more information on the grants, residents can visit the secretary of state’s website.

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Glowiak Hilton Extended Office Hours SeptOAKBROOK TERRACE – To give more residents the opportunity to visit her office with comments and concerns, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) is extending her office hours to accommodate the schedules of busy parents and working families.

Glowiak Hilton’s Oakbrook Terrace office, located at 17W715 E. Butterfield Road, Suite F, will be open until 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27 and Wednesday, Sept. 29. The office is typically open weekdays until 4:30 p.m.

“With the school year starting, my office will be available to offer direct help for residents, families and business owners needing to access recovery resources for an extended amount of time,” Glowiak Hilton said. “I encourage anyone who needs assistance, has ideas or just wants to talk to attend.”

Glowiak Hilton invites residents to visit her office for help accessing state services and to discuss legislative matters directly. Masks are required indoors.

Appointments are encouraged, but not required and can be made by calling (630) 785-3177.

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cdc 3 OGgbdPIdA unsplashSPRINGFIELD – To make sure students know the potentially life-threatening risks of vaping, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) created a new law to teach the dangers of e-cigarettes in school.

“As e-cigarettes become more popular among children, Illinois has a responsibility to educate our youth on the dangerous, potentially fatal side effects,” Glowiak Hilton said. “In order to keep kids from developing harmful nicotine addictions, it’s critical to teach students about the proven health risks associated with vaping.”

Glowiak Hilton’s law expands Illinois’ current tobacco health curricula taught in elementary and secondary schools to include health concerns associated with e-cigarettes and other vapor devices.

“Vaping can be detrimental to development for teens and young adults,” Glowiak Hilton said. “Adolescents are vulnerable to tobacco companies’ deceitful marketing ploys, and adding to the school tobacco health curricula is a strong defense to prevent children from becoming addicted at an early age.”

House Bill 3202 is effective immediately and begins with the 2021-2022 academic year.

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GlowiakHilton Shred Event 2OAKBROOK TERRACE – To provide residents with a secure option for shredding documents containing personal information, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) is hosting an event in Elmhurst offering free, safe discarding services.

Shredding trucks will be available at York Commons, located at 665 S. York Rd., from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until the trucks are full on Saturday, Aug. 21. A limit of two boxes of documents per car will be encouraged.

“Securely discarding vulnerable documents is a strong effort to protect yourself and your family from identity fraud,” Glowiak Hilton said. “Many of us have piles of old, unnecessary documents cluttering our homes, and I encourage families to take advantage of this free community event to safely dispose unwanted papers containing personal information.”

Examples of documents with personally identifiable information that should be safely discarded include bank statements, outdated medical records, tax returns, utility bills, junk mail, credit card applications and receipts.

For more information, call Glowiak Hilton’s office at 630-785-3177.

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17W715 E. Butterfield Rd., Suite F
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 785-3177

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Springfield, IL 62706
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