alzheimers association 1516726299 926OAKBROOK TERRACE – During a virtual event held by the Alzheimer’s Association, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) highlighted the state’s ongoing efforts to support residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. 

“Many older adults are suffering from isolation and other health complications during the pandemic, and these effects can be even worse for the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s,” Glowiak Hilton said. “By supporting and advocating for residents, families and caregivers affected by the disease, we can improve care and provide additional resources where they are most needed.”

In 2019, Glowiak Hilton sponsored Senate Bill 1726, which created a Dementia Coordinator position within the Illinois Department of Public Health to implement and update the Illinois Alzheimer’s Disease State Plan. Department officials are currently conducting interviews with applicants to fill this role. 


For more information on Alzheimer’s Disease including COVID-19 guidelines, visit www.alz.org/. Residents can also call the 24-hour helpline at 800-272-3900.

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childcareWESTERN SPRINGS —To offer support for working parents, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) is encouraging child care providers who have faced financial struggles due to COVID-19 to apply for the next round of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program.

“When parents can count on their child care providers, they can feel better about returning to work,” Glowiak Hilton said. “Many child care facilities have struggled to keep their doors open for essential workers, so our state is offering an opportunity for financial assistance. I encourage all affected providers to apply.” 

More than $150 million was awarded to 4,686 child care providers across 95 counties during the first round of BIG funding earmarked for child care. Nearly half these funds went to providers in areas disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis. 

Child care facilities have continued to face financial hardships in recent months, leading the state to open a second round of BIG grants specifically for child care providers. In this second wave of funding, $114 million will be available for child care centers and family child care homes that are licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services and currently open. 

Applications for Child Care Restoration Grants are available until Oct. 15 and can be found here. 
All other businesses can apply for BIG grants here.

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04102019CM0791WESTERN SPRINGS – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and small businesses are faced with extended financial hardships, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) is encouraging business owners to apply for assistance through the latest round of Business Interruption Grants.

“Far more than large companies, small businesses in our community have felt the effects of closures and fewer people venturing out,” Glowiak Hilton said. “To offer some help to these unique local enterprises, Illinois is releasing the next round grants.”


The BIG Program has allocated $220 million in the second round for movie theatres, performing arts venues, concert venues and other businesses that face more challenges in the interest of maintaining health and safety restrictions during the pandemic.

BIG funds may be used to help businesses cover the costs of payroll, rent, utilities and other working capital during the time they have experienced interruptions due to the pandemic.

To ensure funds are distributed across business type, $60 million has been specifically allocated for heavily distressed industries, including indoor recreation facilities and amusement parks.

During its first round of funding earlier this year, the program granted more than $49 million to small businesses across the state. Businesses in the 24th Senate District were awarded grants totaling $550,000.

“Small businesses play a vital, unique role in our communities, and I was delighted to see several local organizations make use of assistance from the program,” Glowiak Hilton said. “I encourage any other affected businesses to apply for funding as soon as it becomes available.”

Applications open Thursday, Sept. 17 and can be found on the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s website alongside a full list of criteria.

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WESTERN SPRINGS –  With the deadline to complete the census rapidly approaching, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton is urging residents to participate in the 2020 Census before it’s too late.

Glowiak Hilton is urging everyone to take some time and fill it out. Cook county is reporting lower response rate than 2010 and      DuPage county is slightly above it’s 2010 response rate, but until there’s a 100% response rate, schools, roads, hospitals and other critical community services could be negatively impacted.

“Unlike 2010, the census now has an online option, making it      easier than ever before to fill out your household’s information and serve your community,” Glowiak Hilton said. “It just takes a few moments and determines so much about what federal money comes to Illinois.”

The census is now safer, more secure, and confidential, Glowiak Hilton said, and filling it out has never been more crucial as 2020 brings a new congressional district map, helps determine how federal funds flow into states and provides information that will affect communities across Illinois for the next 10 years.

Currently, only 58.1% of Oakbrook Terrace residents have filled out their form this year, which is substantially less than the 67.5% response rate from 2010. Additionally, just 71.7% of Addison Township residents and 65.6% of Lyons Township residents have filled out the form this year.

“As Americans, we all rely on one another to make our country work,” Glowiak Hilton said. “Please take time and help shape our future.”

Residents can complete the census for their household at https://my2020census.gov, or by calling 844-330-2020. 

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