July State Budget Crisis Update

  On June 25, just before the beginning of the new State fiscal year on July 1, Governor Rauner vetoed the entire state budget, except for K-12 funding, setting into motion a series of events and crises that are still unfolding.  Since the Governor chose to veto the entire State budget, as opposed to just […]

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) — Illinois lawmakers have hours remaining to pass a state budget. If a deal isn’t reached by Wednesday, funding for certain state agencies will be lost. Governor Rauner is telling workers they should still report to work and they will get paid, even if a deal isn’t reached. If July 1st arrives […]


Emergency One Month Budget

    Following Governor Rauner’s veto of the entire State budget (other than K-12 funds) last week, today the state government runs out of the authority to spend money on any services or programs.  Today, Speaker Madigan presented an emergency one month budget to provide funding for certain essential public safety/disaster response functions and to […]


As Illinois Government Shutdown Looms, Calls For Progressive Revenues Intensify

As the budget impasse in Springfield continues and Illinois moves closer to a government shutdown, a diverse coalition of “fair share” revenue advocates unveiled a “people’s budget” plan on Monday that they say would bring in billions in new funds for the state. Spearheaded by the Grassroots Collaborative and its partners, the coalition held an emergency meeting in Chicago at Mt. […]


Pride Parade includes protests, celebrations and the Stanley Cup

Chicagoans could not have asked for a better day for their Pride Parade. With sunny weather and temperatures in the mid-70s, hundreds of thousands gathered for the 46th annual parade that stretched from Uptown through Lakeview. Celebrants were this year further stoked by news that came from the U.S. Supreme Court just over 48 hours […]


Chicago’s LGBT community celebrates marriage victory at Sidetrack

3/13 4/13 9/13 Chicago, IL — Ald. Tom Tunney was working out Friday morning when he was approached and given a random hug.  He knew why.Art Johnston, meanwhile, was at home Friday morning, with his television fixed to MSNBC, as always.  He heard the announcement, albeit a couple minutes after it actually was made, and immediately […]

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Uptown Hospitals Threatened By State Budget Stalemate

UPTOWN — Folks who rely on Uptown’s two major hospitals, Weiss Hospital and Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, have reason to be worried right now, according to hospital officials. If Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts are approved next week, hospitals and healthcare systems across the state could see a $700 million cut, according to State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), who held a news […]

State Budget Press Conference at Christopher House

Budget Town Hall Meeting & ComEd Recycling

Rep. Greg Harris • 13th District District Update • June 18, 2015   Budget Town Hall Meeting On Wednesday June 24 from 7:00 pm -8:30pm at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church located at 5649 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660 Rep. Harris along with Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Kelly Cassidy will be hosting a […]


State Rep. Greg Harris gets vaccinated for meningitis at Howard Brown Health Center

Harris and his Chief of Staff urge those at risk to roll up their sleeves in order to protect themselves and the community Chicago, IL — In response to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) confirming four cases of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) among men who have sex with men (MSM), on Monday, June […]


Remember to Shred It and Forget About It!!!

  Don’t forget its spring cleaning season!  The time is now to get rid of those boxes of documents collecting dust and space in your house!  How about old cell phones or electronics?  Tomorrow June 6, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. till noon. Rep. Greg Harris and Ald. James Cappleman will be hosting a Shred Day […]