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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.
Speaking on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives, State Rep. David Harris took a moment to honor one of Illinois' most successful people, Lester Crown. Crown will celebrate his 90th in the coming days. Crown is one of the state's most notable businessmen, philanthropists and civic leaders. Crown has been President of Henry Crown & Company since 1969, sits on the Board of Maytag, and also sits on the Board of Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital.

Speaking on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives, Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) commended Walgreens for bringing Red Nose Day to the U.S. Walgreens, an Illinois based company, recently merged with a European chain, and from that merger brought a long standing tradition to fight childhood poverty from Europe to the U.S. Red noses are sold for $1, of which 50¢ is given to fight childhood poverty. This year, five million noses were sold and a telethon was held with NBC to raise even more funds.
Rep. David Harris (center) meets with (from left) Park District Exec Director Steve Scholten, Vice President Myles Naughton, President Maryfran Leno, Commissioner Will Ploger and Commissioner Tim Gelinas.
The Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) recently held its Annual Legislative Day in Springfield, and the Arlington Heights Park District officials turned out in force. There are a number of key issues on the legislative agenda this year that impact park districts, and Rep. Harris was able to discuss many of them in detail with the officials during their visit to the State Capitol.