Glasgow receives Senior Services of Will County lifetime achievement award

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow received the lifetime achievement award from Senior Services of Will County at its annual meeting this month.

Glasgow earned the award for his contributions to the community spanning his nearly three decades of service, according to a news release. Each year, the lifetime achievement award is presented to an individual over the age of 60 who has served and engaged with the community.

“Serving as State’s Attorney has given me the incredible opportunity to help those who are the most vulnerable in our communities – including our seniors, who are victims of crimes ranging from physical abuse to financial fraud by criminals who prey on the elderly,” Glasgow said in the release. “As someone who was adopted at birth, I understand firsthand the importance of a sense of community and of reaching out to help others."

The organization recognized Glasgow for his long list of accomplishments as state's attorney, including establishing the Will County Children's Advocacy Center and the problem solving courts.

Glasgow has also established residential facilities to help those in problem solving courts, according to the release. He's also used money forfeited by criminals to donate vehicles to various Will County charitable organizations at no cost to taxpayers.

The agency also cited Glasgow's work advocating against animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. He recently won a national award from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) for his work advancing the interest of animals.

Barry Kolanowski, the executive director of Senior Services of Will County, presented Glasgow with the award at the agency's annual meeting this week.

“It is especially meaningful for me to receive this recognition from Senior Services of Will County, an organization that enriches the lives of seniors throughout Will County and works with selfless dedication to ensure our seniors receive the assistance they need in all facets of their daily life,” Glasgow said in the release.