Illinois Balanced Budget Details 

   Yesterday, the House overrode the total veto of the Governor and passed the first balanced budget for Illinois in 3 years.  This was despite of the continual efforts of Gov. Rauner, his cronies and their dark money Super-PACs from trying to derail all progress in the House and Senate to reach agreement.  The volume […]

May Springfield Update

  My Legislative Agenda   I am very proud to have supported several measures that have passed the House and now await the Governor’s signature or final Senate action. These include: Modernizing the standards by which transgender and intersex people can correct the gender marker on their birth certificates. HB1785 awaits Governor’s action. Establishing network […]

Legislative Update

    Buy Made in Illinois and Made in America – HB 137/HB 138 I recently voted yes on two bills that will put needed investments into Illinois Jobs.  HB 137 and HB 138 direct the Illinois state government to buy more goods manufactured in Illinois.  Buying goods here in our state will create jobs […]

Time for Some Spring Shredding!!

  Do you have boxes of documents that you need to get rid of?  Now is the time to safely discard all that paperwork.  On Saturday April 29 from 9AM to 12PM, Representative Greg Harris, 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar and AT&T will be hosting a Shred Day at 4250 N. Lincoln Ave. at the […]

Trump/Ryan and Rauner Healthcare and Medicaid Proposals, Insurance Reform and Trans Issues

Last week I held hearings on how Donald Trump and Speaker Ryan’s plan to repeal and replace the ACA would affect Illinois.  President Trump is infamously known for declaring he never knew healthcare was so complicated. It is….and his legislation now being fast tracked through Congress with have enormous impact on our state and add […]

2017 James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award

     The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Mesirow Financial and The PrivateBank are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the prestigious 6th Annual James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award which includes a $50,000 award, which is presented annually to a high-growth entrepreneur who is philanthropically active in the Chicagoland area.   Past […]

Governor Rauner’s Budget Speech

  This week the Governor presented the annual Budget Address, a constitutionally mandated event which has been repeated every year for our 198 year history.  However, this year’s speech rapidly turned into a spectacle like President Trump’s news conference yesterday. No one remembers ever seeing anything quite like it before in Illinois. There was even […]

End of Session 99th General Assembly

  In the last days of the 99th General Assembly the House passed several key pieces of legislation, including funding to our colleges, universities and MAP Grants, as well as to senior programs, children and youth programs, funding for mental health, substance abuse, violence prevention, housing and services for homeless youth, domestic violence shelters, the […]

2016 Veto Session

Rep. Greg Harris • 13th District Springfield Update • December 2, 2016   2016 Veto Session Update   The fall 2016 Veto Session of the General Assembly had a few highlights, but far more lowlights.  Among the highlights were the passage of legislation that takes major steps toward stabilizing 2 of the City of Chicago’s […]

Early Voting Begins

Rep. Greg Harris • 13th District District Update • October 21, 2016 Early Voting Begins Monday!   Your vote matters more in this election than any in recent memory.  There are several ways to cast your vote.  Starting Monday October 24 you will be able to vote at any site in each Ward of the […]