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Glowiak sworn in as new state senator in the 24th District

Glowiak smprofileSPRINGFIELD— State Senator Suzanne “Suzy” Glowiak (D-Western Springs), an engineer by trade, was sworn in on Wednesday to represent the 24th State Senate District. 

“I look forward to working in a bipartisan manner to promote compromise and collaboration and to find meaningful solutions to lower property tax bills, ensure our schools and universities have the resources to be successful and keep our children safe,” Glowiak said.

Glowiak is an engineering consultant for CED Technologies and served as a Western Springs trustee from 2009 to 2017.

Her skills on the job will provide a new outlook and approach to tackling the state’s problems.

Glowiak has refused to accept a pension from the state general assembly pension system. She is committed to passing a balanced budget each year and properly funding Illinois’ pension system.

She firmly believes that legislators should not be paid unless the state has enacted a balanced budget.

“I’m here to be a voice for the people of the 24th District,” Glowiak said. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve and represent the residents of our communities.”

The district includes all or parts of Darien, Elmhurst, Oakbrook Terrace, Wheaton, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Lombard, Oak Brook, Villa Park, Western Springs, Westmont and Willowbrook.

Rachelle Crowe sworn in as Illinois state senator

Crowe smSPRINGFIELD – Rachelle Crowe was sworn in today as the state senator for the 56th District, filling the seat previously held by longtime state senator, Bill Haine. 

Crowe, a Democrat from Glen Carbon was elected to serve in the General Assembly in November. Previously, she worked as an assistant state’s attorney in Madison County, where she prosecuted dangerous criminals in the Violent Crimes Division.

“It’s an incredible honor to serve the communities I have lived in nearly my entire life,” Crowe said. “I look forward to confronting the problems facing our area by fighting for funding for education and workforce development programs and tackling the opioid epidemic sweeping our communities.” 

Crowe’s district office will be at 111 N. Wood River Ave., in her childhood hometown of Wood River.

Further contact information for Sen. Crowe’s office will be available shortly.

Gillespie looks ahead to first term in Senate

gillespie rptr 010919SPRINGFIELD – Increased wages for working families, access to affordable health care, property tax relief for suburban residents and robust investment in education are priorities for State Senator Ann Gillespie, who was sworn in today for her first term in the Illinois Senate.

“I am thrilled to join the Senate and I’m eager to get to work on behalf of residents of the northwest suburbs,” said Gillespie, a Democrat from Arlington Heights.

“There is a great deal of work to be done in Springfield to improve the state’s reputation and business climate, as well as to increase the living wage and address gun violence. I am prepared to meet these challenges head on.”

Gillespie, 59, a retired health care industry executive, sought a seat in the Senate after attending the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., in 2017 and getting involved in grassroots organizing.

She represents the 27th Senate District, which includes a portion of the northwest suburbs, including the communities of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Des Plaines, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights and Rolling Meadows.

Peters joins colleagues for swearing in to 101st General Assembly

peters 010919SPRINGFIELD —State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) joined colleagues on Wednesday to be sworn in to the Illinois State Senate, replacing former Senator Kwame Raoul.

Peters is a former community organizer who was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side. He overcame immense personal hurdles in his early life, having been born deaf and with a speech impediment, and credits his community for never letting him down.

“I hope my appointment to the Senate shows other young people that it doesn’t take bootstraps to succeed – it takes community,” Peters said. “As senator, I will give back to those who gave me a chance by focusing on issues important to my district, like a balanced budget, criminal justice reform, clean energy jobs and quality public education.”

Peters has also been named secretary for the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus. He will represent the 13th Senate District, which stretches along Lake Michigan from downtown Chicago through the South Side.

For more information on Senator Peters and to contact him, visit his website at www.senatorrobertpeters.com.

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