Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is grateful for the selfless dedication and sacrifices made by our local veterans in the defense of our country and our freedoms.
In 2008, the State’s Attorney’s Office purchased an ADA-accessible shuttle bus for use by the Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County. The air-conditioned, 20-seat bus transports local veterans from Joliet to Hines VA Hospital where they receive necessary medical services.
The original bus was in need of repair and had become too small to meet the needs of our local veterans. State’s Attorney Glasgow recognized the crucial need for improved transportation and looked for a resourceful way to secure the funding to buy a new vehicle for our veterans. The state’s attorney secured funding for the new bus by using money forfeited to the state by criminals. This new bus enables the VAC to provide 6,000 veterans with free rides to Hines VA Hospital.
“We can never repay our local veterans whose selfless dedication and sacrifice were critical to the defense of our country and our freedom,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said during a 2008 dedication ceremony for the new bus. “We as a society must do everything in our power to ensure that their needs are met. They deserve access to health care in a way that respects their dignity and demonstrates our deep gratitude for their loyalty and courage. I am honored that I have been given the opportunity to play a role in securing their transportation to and from Hines Hospital for these medical services.”
State’s Attorney Glasgow currently is working with the Illinois State Crime Commission to develop a Veterans Court in Will County. This program will work to ensure that veterans are treated with the respect they deserve and that their service to our country is taken into account when they have contact with the judicial system.