04042019CM0024rOAKBROOK TERRACE Willowbrook residents will soon have regulations in place to address the public health crisis created by unsafe levels of the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide in the community’s air supply.

State Senator Suzy Glowiak (D-Western Springs) partnered with State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) to pass a package of measures that will protect communities across the 24th State Senate District. The measures were signed into law on Friday

“These bipartisan laws will not only ensure local residents are safe from this cancer-causing chemical, but also strengthen the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to do their job,” Glowiak said. “The residents of Willowbrook have been courageous advocates in the fight to protect all of us in DuPage County. I would like to thank them for their dedication to safeguarding our neighborhoods for generations to come.”

Glowiak applauded Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), Curran and State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) for fighting to safeguard not only Willowbrook but all of Illinois from this disastrous public health hazard.

“We need to be able to breathe,” Glowiak said. “The constant pollution from Sterigenics was stifling our ability to stay healthy. These new regulations will keep our families and loved ones safe. This is proof that if we all work together we can leave a positive impact on our communities.” 

The two measures take a multifaceted approach to address this health crisis:

Senate Bill 1852:

  • Requires ethylene oxide sterilization facilities to reduce emissions by 99.9% or to 0.2 parts per million.
  • Sets emissions, dispersion and ambient air testing protocols
  • Strengthens Seal Order implications regarding ethylene oxide sterilization facilities and sets setback distances for the construction of future facilities near schools or parks.

Senate Bill 1854:

  • Prohibits facilities that emit more than 150 pounds of ethylene oxide and that reside in a county with a population of at least 700,000 from operating unless the facility meets certain criteria outlined by IEPA.

Glowiak is looking forward to working with Curran to pass policies that keep the people of DuPage and Cook counties safe.

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IMG 2647RSELMHURST – State Senator Suzy Glowiak, a freshman legislator, hosted her first town hall meeting in Elmhurst Tuesday night, which allowed people to voice their opinions and give input on vital issues impacting the 24th State Senate District.

Nearly 60 local residents attended the open meeting to discuss budget concerns, adult use cannabis and other hot button issues debated in Springfield this legislative session.

“This legislative session was full of lively discussions and emotionally charged issues,” Glowiak said. “It’s imperative that I hear feedback from local residents on their priorities and concerns. I want Town Hall Tuesdays to give us an opportunity to collaborate and discuss ways we can move our communities forward to ensure our schools are well-funded and safe, small businesses prosper and we see an end to rising property tax bills.”

Glowiak will host three more Town Hall Tuesdays on June 18 at the Lombard Village Hall (255 East Wilson Ave., Lombard, IL), July 2 at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center (535 Duane St., Glen Ellyn, IL) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and July 9 at the Hinsdale Library (20 East Maple St., Hinsdale) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Glowiak recently completed her first legislative session in Springfield. The freshman Senator prioritized bipartisan legislation that protected the privacy of assault survivors, educated workers to help end human trafficking and fought youth homelessness in Illinois.

She worked across party lines and also split from her democratic colleagues to vote against tax increases and push for fiscal responsibility in state government.

“As a legislator, my priority is placing the people of our district before politics,” Glowiak said. “The best policies are those that embody the needs and desires of the people of Illinois. I need to hear from you in order to ensure the voices of the 24th State Senate District are being heard in Springfield.”

Glowiak looks forward to presenting a legislative update on Town Hall Tuesdays and urges residents to visit www.SenatorSuzyGlowiak.com to stay up to date on events her office is hosting this summer.

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Book Club WebsiteOAKBROOK TERRACE— To combat summer slide, State Senator Suzy Glowiak is launching a Summer Reading Club for children and young people who live in the 24th State Senate District.

Glowiak (D-Western Springs), who serves as a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, is launching a Summer Reading Club to counteract summer learning loss which occurs when students “turn off their brains” during summer months.

“Reading allows our mind to travel and explore the world around us,” Glowiak said. “Reading as little as 20 minutes a day can help keep students’ minds sharp and help promote better educational outcomes in the long run.”

Studies indicate that 2 months of reading skills and 2 1/2 months of math skills are lost over a single summer.

The Summer Book Club requires students to read eight books of their choice during the summer break, record the names of the books and return the form to Glowiak’s office by Aug. 2.

Participants will be invited to a pizza party with Glowiak.

“Our goal is to encourage a commitment to learning,” Glowiak said. “Reading can be fun. Sometimes children simply need a little kick start.”

To receive a book club form either click here to download and print the form or call (630) 785-3177 to request a copy by mail.

Glowiak urges interested residents to call her office with any additional questions.

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Suzy Glowiak Photo ContestRSOAKBROOK TERRACE— State Senator Suzy Glowiak (D-Western Springs) is reminding local residents there is still time to participate in her first 24th State Senate District photo contest.

“Communities across the 24th Senate District have built a strong economy, affordable housing options and solid education systems,” Glowiak said. “This competition is open to all residents of our district to join me in sharing the beauty we see every day with people across our state.”

Participants will be asked to submit a photo that encompasses the communities of the 24th State Senate District. The winners will be displayed in Glowiak’s Springfield and district offices.

“It has been a joy to see the district from local residents’ point of view,” Glowiak said. “I cannot wait to have local photographs in our district and Springfield offices.”

The 24th State Senate District includes all or parts of Elmhurst, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Darien, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Westmont and Willowbrook. To look up addresses in the district please visit www.SenatorSuzyGlowiak.com.

Contest rules are as follows:

● Photos can be of historical sites, buildings or landmarks as well as scenic sights within the 24th State Senate District. Participants must identify locations with street addresses or the closest intersections. The name of the location is also acceptable if it is a park or school.
● Contestants may submit as many entries as they would like before the deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019.
● Include name, phone number and location of the picture with every entry.
● Winning entries will be displayed in Glowiak’s district and Springfield offices. The photographer will be invited to the unveiling of their photograph.
● The contest is open to all ages.

Glowiak urges interested participants to call her Oak Terrance Office at (630) 785-3177 or visit www.SenatorSuzyGlowiak.com with any questions or concerns.

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