Governor’s State of the State Speech

Rep. Greg Harris • 13th District Springfield Update • January 27, 2016   Governor’s State of the State Speech   Today, the Governor presented his State of the State speech to the General Assembly, looking back on how Illinois has progressed in 2015.  Sadly, things are worse today than a year ago.  Our colleges and […]


Home Care Funding Discussion

New legislation may bring back last year’s battle between Democratic legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner over requirements to receive state-funded home care assistance. Rauner had proposed raising what’s called the Determination of Need, or DON score, in his first budget address. The score decides how much state aid a person with disabilities or a senior […]


Advocates Push For State Legislation To Protect Home Services Eligibility

by Ellyn Fortino Progress Illinois U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL,9), state Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) and other advocates for seniors and people with disabilities sought to rally support Wednesday for proposed state legislation aimed at preventing the governor from making eligibility requirements tougher for home services programs. Harris is spearheading the bill, HB 4351, in the […]


THE WATCHDOGS: Proposal aims to keep guns from dangerous mentally ill

WRITTEN BY FRANK MAIN AND MICK DUMKE POSTED: 12/12/2015, 10:15PM A Chicago legislator introduced legislation Friday to tighten enforcement of a law meant to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people who are deemed dangerous, as well as others who are barred from owning guns because they’ve been convicted of felonies or […]


New Gun Bill Introduced

No guns if you have been adjudged to be mentally ill, and no guns if you’re on the terror watch list or the no-fly list.The sponsor of a new bill, State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) says that’s just common sense.That can be a tough conversation in a place like Illinois. Click here for summary“It’s always […]


Compromise Appropriation Bill, License Plate Renewal Alert and Tonight’s Tree Lighting Celebration!

      Compromise Appropriation Bill, License Plate Renewal Alert and Tonight’s Tree Lighting Celebration!     In a positive step in coming to a compromise with Governor Rauner to pass another portion of the state budget which he previously vetoed, the House passed amendment #4 to SB2039 this week by a vote of 107-1-1.  […]


Santa Program Donation Drive

  Santa Program Donation Drive     Rep. Greg Harris is helping needy kids by generously supporting the Santa Program to help buy holiday presents for homeless children and their families in Cornerstone Community Outreach.  The Santa Program is in its 15th year of helping homeless and low-income families that need a little extra joy […]

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Can an elected school board save Chicago schools from corruption and strikes?

By Darryl Grant In the aftermath of the federal corruption charges against former Chicago School Superintendent, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, who now faces federal corruption charges for agreeing to kickback for a $20.5 million contract to her former employer from CPS, all eyes are on the future of the nation’s third largest school system, as it faces […]


Upcoming Town Halls

Rep. Greg Harris • 13th District District Update • October 30, 2015     Upcoming Town Halls   Prenatal and Neonatal Quality Care Town Hall Meeting   Please join me, Sen. Heather Steans, and the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative for a town hall meeting on prenatal and neonatal care.  Hear doctors and specialists discuss topics […]


Elected School Board Town Hall

Rep. Greg Harris • 13th District District Update • October 23, 2015 Elected School Board Town Hall Meeting   Please join me and parents, Local School Council members, community organizations and education policy thought leaders for a discussion on changing the leadership of the Chicago Public Schools from an appointed school board to an elected […]