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Rep. Harris presented a Certificate of Recognition to Christine Guth in honor of her retirement as an employee of Wheeling Township. Christine was retiring after 13 years of dedicated service to the township and its citizens.  She was the Assistant Director of Senior and Disability Services.  Working with the Meals on Wheels program for seniors and the Make-A-Difference Fun Fair for children with disabilities were just part of her many functions.  She distinguished herself in everything she did, and she will be missed.

Rep. Harris (left) with Christine Guth and Wheeling Township Supervisor Michael Schroeder

Rep. David Harris (center) poses with River Trails Park District officials and local Cub Scouts as a memorial Heritage Oak tree is planted during ceremonies celebrating the Park District's 50th anniversary.
River Trails Park District, which takes in parts of both Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights, celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Saturday August 1st. Bret Fahnstrom, the Executive Director of River Trails, set up a fun and enjoyable evening at Woodland Trails Park. There was a band playing from 6-8 p.m., and there was a childrens' movie that started in the park at dusk. In addition, a time capsule was buried with various contemporary objects. Also, a Heritage Oak tree was planted that will grow into a large tree that will provide great shade in the park. Rep. Harris participated in the planting of the tree and other activities during the evening.
Speaking before the Illinois House of Representatives, Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights), a retired U.S. Army Major General, took a moment to decry comments made by Presidential Candidate Donald Trump about the torture suffered by Sen. John McCain while a POW during the Vietnam War. Harris' remarks prefaced a call for a moment of silence in memory of the service members killed during the recent terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee as Harris warned of the threat posed to our military members by homegrown terrorists.
Rep. Harris (left) and his son Court (right) join with other golfers at the St. Coletta Golf Outing.
Rep. Harris and his son recently attended the St. Coletta Golf Outing at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Long Grove, IL. St. Coletta is located in Jefferson, WI, and it operates a very successful Illinois Residential program for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Rep. David Harris sent a letter to the Comptroller on July 1, the first day of the new Fiscal Year, telling her to hold his paycheck if State employees don't get their paychecks.

Due to the current budget impasse, it is possible that State employees may not get paid on time at the end of the month. If that is the case, then Harris believes it would not be right for him to be paid.

In his letter to the Comptroller, Harris wrote "Legislators are state employees, and I believe that it is inappropriate for legislators to receive their salaries if other state employees are not receiving theirs." He goes on to say "I do not want my salary paid until other state employees receive their salaries."

You can read the full text of Harris's letter here...
State Rep. David Harris congratulates Township High School Dist. 214 board member Miriam (Mimi) Cooper with a Certificate of Recognition at the Dist. 214 Board Meeting in honor of her being named to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list.