Press Release

April 21, 2011


Will County law enforcement officials agree quality preschool reduces crime, saves money

State’s Attorney Glasgow, Romeoville Police Chief Turvey,
Rep. McAsey will visit local preschool program, read to children


ROMEOVILLE – On Monday, April 25, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey and State Rep. Emily McAsey (member of the House Appropriations – Elementary and Secondary Education Committee) will visit a state-funded preschool class in Romeoville.


The law enforcement leaders will discuss their support for early childhood education as a proven crime-fighting strategy. State’s Attorney Glasgow, Chief Turvey and Rep. McAsey will then read to a classroom of preschool children.


Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is sponsoring the event as part of a national law enforcement campaign to promote support for high-quality early childhood education. Research shows that high-quality preschool programs prevent future violent crime. Detailed numbers on Will County children served and underserved by quality preschool programs will be available at the event.


WHAT:   News conference, photo opportunity with children
WHO: Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow
Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey

State Representative Emily McAsey
WHEN: Monday, April 25, 10:15 A.M.
WHERE: Valley View Early Education Center
753 Dal Hart Drive (formerly Luther Drive)
VISUALS: Law enforcement reading to children
Charts showing preschool availability in Will County
Children engaged in preschool activities


Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois is a bipartisan, nonprofit anti-crime organization of over 300 police chiefs, sheriffs, state’s attorneys, leaders of police officer organizations and victims of violence.


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