Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow is the longest serving State’s Attorney in Will County history. He has a long and distinguished career during which he has implemented groundbreaking initiatives to investigate, prosecute and prevent crime. State’s Attorney Glasgow:
- Authored a groundbreaking law to protect children by making it a felony crime to possess or sell any form of synthetic marijuana in Illinois.
- Works closely with local police to aggressively prosecute heroin dealers and drug-induced homicide cases.
- Leads the fight with HERO/HELPS to warn parents, educators and teens about the deadly dangers of using heroin.
- Spearheaded the creation of the Will County Drug Court, which has helped hundreds of drug abusers break their addictions. He also spearheaded the creation of the Will County Veterans Court, Mental Health Court, and Adult Redeploy Illinois Court.
- Opened the first two Recovery Homes through Drug Court to assist men and women who are nearing the completion of this intensive program.
- Formed Will County’s first Gang Prosecution Unit and organized gang sweeps that reduced local gang shootings and took drug dealers off our streets in the 1990s. The sweeps were featured on Peter Jennings’ World News Tonight.
- Authored several Gang Awareness and Prevention books, one of which was called “the primary primer on gangs” by the Chicago Tribune.
- Established the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center in 199 to stop child sexual predators in their tracks. The Center has been instrumental in the successful prosecution of literally thousands of child predators over the last 21 years.
- Created the Paws 4 Kids pet therapy program to comfort sexually abused children who visit the Children’s Advocacy Center to provide statements that are used to convict predators.
- Formed a Financial Crimes Prosecution Unit to assist those who are the victims of financial exploitation, theft, identity theft, or loan fraud with an emphasis on protecting senior citizens.
- Pioneered Will County’s first Specialized Domestic Violence Court, which mandated abuser counseling to break the destructive cycle of violence.
State’s Attorney Glasgow received his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois Law School in DeKalb, Illinois. He has been practicing law since 1981. He and his wife, Gina, are the proud parents of five children: four sons and a daughter. He is serving his sixth term as Will County’s elected state’s attorney.