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Glowiak hosts first successful town hall meeting

Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:56 AM

Glowiak hosts first successful town hall meetingLISLE – Freshman Senator Suzy Glowiak held her first bipartisan town hall meeting on Saturday at the Lisle Village Hall, fielding a variety of questions that impact the 24th State Senate District.

Glowiak (D-Western Springs) partnered with legislators representing Lisle to answer questions from a room full of local residents on topics including property tax relief, solving the state’s pension crisis, environmental concerns and fair legislative map redistricting.

“Open forums like this bring people with diverse perspectives together to share input on vital issues that impact our community,” Glowiak said. “I’m honored to serve a district with such active residents that want to work together to make our neighborhoods even better.”

Glowiak was joined by a bipartisan group of legislators that included State Senators John Curran and Laura Ellman and State Representatives Terra Costa Howard and Anne Stava-Murray.

“Government works best when elected officials are in constant communication with constituents,” Glowiak said.

Glowiak urges local residents to stay up-to-date with news in Springfield and the district by signing up for her e-newsletter at www.SenatorSuzyGlowiak.com. She looks forward to hosting additional community events in the coming weeks. 

PHOTO: State Senator Suzy Glowiak (D-Western Springs) held her first bipartisan town hall meeting on Saturday at the Lisle Village Hall with a bipartisan group of legislators. Left to Right: State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville), State Senator Suzy Glowiak (D-Western Springs), State Representative Terra Costa Howard (D-Glen Ellyn), State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) and State Representative Anne Stava-Murray (D-Naperville).

Glowiak lauds school funding, raises concerns on pension obligations

Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 02:36 PM

Senator Glowiak

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker unveiled his first budget on Wednesday in Springfield.
State Senator Suzy Glowiak (D-Western Springs) is happy to hear proposals for a $375 million increase in K-12 education funding to ensure all schools in DuPage and Cook counties see more state dollars in their classrooms.

“Our schools are finally being funded the right way to help ensure our children receive outstanding educational opportunities without raising property tax bills,” Glowiak said. “I’m happy to see that the state is finally paying its fair share.”

However, the freshman senator has numerous questions about the governor’s pension funding proposals that would restructure pension payments and delay the target date that the state’s pension system is 90 percent funded from 2045 to 2052.

Glowiak, who declined a General Assembly pension herself, does not feel comfortable supporting proposals that will delay vital pension payments.

“Too many governors for too long have kicked the can down the road on our state’s pension obligations,” Glowiak said. “I need further details to decide if I can support a proposal that delays the year we fully fund our pension payments.”

The budget proposal also included plans to close loopholes for big corporate businesses such as Walmart to help the state find $94 million in savings over the next year.

“The State of Illinois is breaking away from President Trump’s big tax breaks for massive corporations,” Glowiak said. “We need to focus on finding savings and helping our local businesses prosper in our communities, not handing big conglomerates tax breaks on the taxpayer’s dime.”

Glowiak joins fight for Fair Maps in Illinois

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2019 11:35 AM

glowiak 021419SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Suzy Glowiak (D-Western Springs) is supporting the fight for fair maps in Illinois.

Glowiak signed on as a sponsor of Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 4, which removes the General Assembly and governor from the redistricting process and requires legislative maps to be drawn by an independent, 16-member Commission.

“This measure promotes a just and transparent process to ensure the people of Illinois have a voice in the manner legislative maps are established,” Glowiak said. “Removing politicians from the process will put a stop to gerrymandering in our great state.”

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

Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 03:05 PM

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.

Sen. Suzy Glowiak

Sen. Suzy Glowiak

24th District

Years served: 2019–Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations II; Education; Energy and Public Utilities; Insurance; Labor (Vice-Chairperson); Local Government.

Biography: Suzy Glowiak (D-Western Springs), a mechanical engineer by trade, believes in working in a bipartisan manner to promote compromise and collaboration in order to find meaningful solutions to lower property tax bills, ensure our schools and universities have the resources to be successful and keep Illinois' children safe; Former Village Trustee in Western Springs where she served as a voice for balanced budgets; Illinois Institute of Technology (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering); Northwestern University (Masters in Manufacturing Engineering); Mother of three children.

Associated Representatives:
Terra Costa Howard
Deanne M. Mazzochi