JOLIET – State’s Attorney James Glasgow is deeply honored to have been selected to receive the Silver Cross Sangmeister Medal of Excellence for Community Service at the annual Childerguild Ball this Saturday evening, Nov. 18.
Childerguild has served Silver Cross Hospital for more than 100 years by raising funds to support and serve women and children. Proceeds from this year’s Childerguild Ball, an annual event that dates back to 1928, will be used to benefit women’s and children’s programs and services at Silver Cross Hospital.
The Silver Cross Sangmeister Medal of Excellence is named after the late U.S. Congressman George E. Sangmeister, the medal’s first recipient. It is awarded to a leading citizen recognized for competence, service, and dedication in a field other than healthcare who contributes to the common good. Recipients exemplify the values of caring service that are the cornerstone of Silver Cross Hospital.
“I am truly honored to have been chosen for this prestigious award from Silver Cross Hospital, which was one of the founding members of the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow. “It is profoundly gratifying that Childerguild and Silver Cross have recognized my work over the years on behalf of our community. It is also a tremendous privilege to be included on the long list of names of those who have received this distinguished honor, including Congressman Sangmeister, the Rev. Isaac Singleton, J.D. Ross, and Terry D’Arcy, to name a few.
Childerguild and Silver Cross Hospital describe State’s Attorney Glasgow as “an outstanding example of a person who for over 22 years has unselfishly given many hours of his time to help others.”
According to the Silver Cross Hospital Web site:
“As Will County State’s Attorney, he has implemented groundbreaking initiatives to investigate, prosecute and prevent crime. To set up many of these initiatives, Glasgow used confiscated money forfeited to the state by criminals to fight domestic violence, safeguard children, help the mentally ill, battle street gangs and illegal drugs, and assist veterans.
“Glasgow spearheaded the creation of the Will County Drug Court; the first (Drug Court) Recovery Homes; Will County’s first Specialized Domestic Violence Court; Mental Health Court; HERO/HELPS program to warn parents, educators and teens about the deadly dangers of using heroin; a High Technology Crimes Unit to investigate and prosecute predators who trade and view child pornography over the Internet; and Veterans Court to provide critical counseling and treatment to those who served our Nation and struggle with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
“Glasgow also established the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 to stop child sexual violators in their tracks. The Center has been instrumental in the successful prosecution of literally thousands of child predators over the last 22 years. In addition, some of the community organizations benefitting from his generous support are the Rotary Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way of Will County and the Forest Park Community Center.”
Larry Johnson, vice president of the Foundation for Silver Cross Hospital, said: “James Glasgow is an exceptional role model of service to the community in which he resides. His intense passion to use the law to create fairness and justice has enhanced the lives of so many residents of Will County.”
Past recipients include LaVerne and Dorothy Brown, Debra Condotti, Terry D’Arcy, James “Jim” Fagan, Gladys Fox, Br. James Gaffney, Pam Heavens, Doug Hutchison, John Leach, Frank Margaron, Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, FSC, Val Rand, Bob Rogina, J.D. Ross, Rev. Isaac Singelton Sr., Russ Slinkard, and Frank Turk, Jr.
In addition to State’s Attorney Glasgow, Dr. Dave Mikolajczak, emergency medicine physician with EM Strategies at Silver Cross Hospital, will be honored at the Childerguild Ball as a recipient of the Sehring Medal of Excellence. The honor recognizes the accomplishments of an outstanding individual for service to the health care profession.
The Childerguild Ball begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., and the presentation of awards at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing. Tickets are $250 per person. Black tie attire is optional. For information, contact the Silver Cross Foundation at (815) 300-7105