OAK BROOK TERRACE – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow was honored as the 2012 State’s Attorney of the Year by the Illinois State Crime Commission at its 16th Annual “A Salute to Those Who Make a Difference” Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 20 at Drury Lane.
State’s Attorney Glasgow joined a number of other law enforcement officials and dignitaries from throughout Illinois in being honored by the Illinois State Crime Commission for their work keeping our communities safe. Honorees for 2012 included Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Rasheda Ali-Walsh, the daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
It was the third time in his distinguished career as Will County’s top prosecutor that State’s Attorney Glasgow has received this prestigious honor from the Illinois State Crime Commission.
Glasgow was honored in part for establishing a Veterans and Servicemembers Court to provide treatment, counseling and assistance to veterans who have struggled with mental health and substance abuse disorders after bravely serving our nation. He also was recognized for his work in passing tough new state laws to protect battered women and ban synthetic marijuana as well as the implementation of innovative programs to assist abused children and defend senior citizens.
“This honor is truly a testament to the hard work that is performed every day by the dedicated attorneys, secretaries and administrators in my office to protect the safety and welfare of the citizens of Will County,” Glasgow said. “I was truly humbled to join such a distinguished group of elected officials, judges, attorneys, business leaders and community organizers in being recognized by the Illinois State Crime Commission at its Annual Awards Dinner.”
State’s Attorney Glasgow has worked with the Illinois State Crime Commission on many occasions to provide free self-defense training to police and correctional officers. In addition, the State’s Attorney partnered with the Crime Commission, Joliet-based MorningStar Mission and other Will County social service agencies to distribute 500 winter coats to local needy children.