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Rep. Harris (center) presents a House Certificate to Kerry Pearson (left), President of the AHML Board, and Jason Kuhl, Executive Director of the AHML.
Representative Harris presented a Certificate of Recognition from the House of Representatives to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library at the January 20th meeting of the Library Board.

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library (AHML) achieved a “Five Star” rating by the publication Library Journal in its national ranking called “America’s Star Libraries.” Only 1.1% of public libraries across the nation achieve the superlative Five Star rating, and this is the 7th year in a row that the AHML has earned this distinction.

AHML Board President Kerry Pearson and Executive Director Jason Kuhl accepted the Certificate on behalf of the Board at its January 20th meeting. The Board, the staff and the Arlington Heights community that supports the AHML deserve great credit for this outstanding community resource.
Rep. Harris with Chicago Archbishop Cupich 
Representative Harris had the opportunity to meet with the new Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, His Eminence Blase Cupich, at the Inauguration of the Illinois House of Representatives on January 14th.  Archbishop Cupich delivered the benediction prayer at the conclusion of the ceremony.  It is widely expected that Archbishop Cupich will be elevated to a Cardinal of the Catholic Church in the near future.

Rep. Harris is Catholic, and he attended St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights and then Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  He and the Archbishop had a brief but enjoyable conversation about the various challenges that each of them face in the year ahead.

The 99th General Assembly now begins its work for the 2015 and 2016 sessions.  Budget and fiscal matters will be the top priorities for the new General Assembly.

Rep. Harris presents Certificate of Recognition to Marilyn Genther and her Senior Staff.

State Representative David Harris recently presented a Certificate of Recognition from the Illinois House of Representatives to the Mount Prospect Public Library (MPPL) for being named one of the "Best Small Employers in the Chicagoland Area for 2014" by the Chicago Tribune.  The MPPL was 24th on the list of 100 Small Employers.

"It is great to see that the local Mount Prospect Public Library has such quality dedication to its employees.  Not only is the MPPL an outstanding public resource for the citizens, it is an outstanding employer to its workforce," said Harris.  "Marilyn Genther, the Executive Director at MPPL, and her senior staff deserve credit for earning this distinction."

Upon word of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s passing, State Representative David Harris issued the following statement.  

“Judy was a wonderful woman and a stalwart of the Illinois GOP.  She was our standard-bearer in 2006 for Governor and will always be remembered for her incredible public service.  She will be missed by all.”  - State Representative David Harris  

Rep. Harris, in conjunction with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Arlington Heights Memorial Library, is offering free diabetes screenings on Friday, November 14th, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The screenings will be provided in the Hendrickson Room on the second floor of the library.

November 14th is National Diabetes Day, and Rep. Harris encourages everyone to take advantage of this free screening. Diabetes is a serious problem, and if it is detected early corrective action can be taken to avoid serious complications. Again, there is no charge for the screening, and it is not necessary to fast prior to taking the test.

Call Rep. Harris's district office with any questions : 224-764-2440.
The Illinois State Police Merit Board has opened the application process for the position of Illinois State Police Trooper.

The Merit Board encourages interested individuals to visit its website,, and apply by following the link to the “Online Application” form on the main page.

Individuals who successfully complete the application and return the required documents will be instructed to complete the Recruitment Test through self-identified email.

Individuals who successfully pass the Recruitment Test will be placed into the eligibility pool. Once a cadet class is scheduled, the Merit Board will initiate the Selection Process, which consists of the PFit Exam, Backgrounds, Oral Interviews and Certification.