Harris reintroduces bill easing gender-marker change

by Matt Simonette 2017-02-01 Windy City Times State Rep. Greg Harris (D), on Feb. 1, re-introduced legislation allowing transgender Illinoisans to more easily change the gender-marker on their birth certificate. While the state has allowed for changing gender-markers since the ’50s, current law requires the applicant to show proof that they have undergone gender-reassignment surgery, […]

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 […]

Bill on nonprofit salaries faces early 2013 vote

Measure would require more transparency on executive pay at publicly funded organizations By Matthew Walberg, Chicago Tribune reporter 7:04 PM CST, December 24, 2012 A bill that would require greater transparency on how much executives at publicly funded nonprofit organizations are paid is expected to be voted on by House lawmakers early next year. The […]