summer townhalls 2ELMHURST – State Senator Suzy Glowiak (D-Western Springs) is inviting local residents to a series of Town Hall Tuesdays to talk major new laws after a historic legislative session in Springfield.

Glowiak is kicking off her series of town hall meetings at the Elmhurst City Hall (209 North York, Elmhurst, IL) on Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“I strive to ensure the citizens of the 24th Senate District’s voices are heard,” Glowiak said. “To help me better represent residents, it is imperative that we have respectful and informative conversations. Town Hall Tuesdays are a great opportunity to connect and have a meaningful discussion on policies that concern us all.”

Additional Town Hall Tuesday meetings will be held 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) 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.

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

“We have had a busy session in Springfield,” Glowiak said. “There were trying issues and lively debates. Throughout the process, my priority has remained placing the people of the 24th State Senate District before politics.”

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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OAKBROOK TERRACE— State Senator Suzy Glowiak is searching for community organizations and small businesses to participate in her series of summer senior fairs.

The first of several planned free seniors fairs will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at the first gym of the Family Recreation Center located at the Oak Brook Park District (1450 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook).

“Our goal for these senior fairs is to create a one-stop shop for local residents to connect with as many local and state organizations and agencies to learn more about services available,” Glowiak said.

Glowiak is requesting vendors begin setup for the senior fair one hour prior to doors opening to the general public.

The second senior fair will be on Monday, July 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lisle Park District (1925 Ohio St, Lisle).

Interested local organizations and businesses can click here register for the senior fairs.

“I look forward to meeting with local residents, organizations and businesses this summer,” Glowiak said. “If you cannot make it to this senior fair, please visit our website to sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date with future events our office is hosting.”

For more information please call Glowiak’s office at (630) 785-3177.

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04042019CM0019SPRINGFIELD – The addresses of Illinois survivors of sexual assault would be given confidentiality under a plan by State Senator Suzy Glowiak.

Glowiak passed House Bill 2818, which empowers the Attorney General's Office to help keep the home addresses of survivors private from their attackers and stalkers.

“It is vital that we maintain our commitment to protect survivors of sexual assault and stalking,” Glowiak said. “When our survivors perform the courageous act of seeking justice, they aren’t just leaving a painful situation behind: They are often making themselves the target of a violent person who knows them intimately. To give them the opportunity to take steps toward healing and feeling safe again, we must move to protect their privacy.”

The measure allows survivors of sexual abuse or stalking to list the Attorney General's Office as their contact address instead of revealing their actual address, running the risk that their abuser may locate them.

The program is currently established for victims of domestic violence. House Bill 2818 expands its availability to all survivors of sexual abuse and stalking.

House Bill 2818 passed the Senate with bipartisan support and now heads to the House for a concurrence vote.

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04092019CW0111rSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Suzy Glowiak is working to stomp out homelessness in Illinois, especially among children and youth.

Glowiak  (D-Western Springs) passed House Bill 2983, which creates the Youth Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee under the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Youth.

The subcommittee will review and make recommendations about the discharge policies and procedures for each agency that handles youth leaving the state's custody or guardianship to ensure youth housing stability.

“That we have homeless children is an indictment of our system of governance,” Glowiak said. “We need to find solutions to end homelessness among youth in our communities, and to provide stability and protection to children whose basic needs are not being met.”

According to the General Assembly’s findings, 1 out of 10 people between the ages of 18-25 are experiencing homelessness for some amount of time over a 12-month period. For those age 13-17, 1 in 30 experience a form of homelessness over a 12-month period.

“The least that any child in Illinois should expect is stable and secure housing. Determining how we provide that, and what broader education and employment opportunities to give our homeless youth, will be the purpose of this subcommittee,” Glowiak said.

House Bill 2983 is part of an effort to end youth homelessness by 2020. The Youth Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee will execute the vision set forth by the Cabinet on Children and Youth through efforts to prevent homelessness among youth leaving state systems of care.

“My hope is this subcommittee will create a long-term path to help us reach our goal to eliminate homelessness among our children once and for all,” Glowiak said.

House Bill 2983 passed the Senate with unanimous support and now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.

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