Rep. Harris made remarks on the House floor this past week in which he disparaged all the negative talk about Illinois and touted the many positive advantages that our State has to offer as it pursues the location for Amazon's second headquarters (HQ2). 

Various units of Illinois government have offered a package of benefits and tax credits totaling nearly $2 billion, which is in line with what other states have offered Amazon. But just as important as the financial package, the work ethic and quality of the Illinois workforce, the location of our State, and the talented and educated citizenry are all major pluses for Amazon to consider. It's time to emphasize the positive!
State Representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) announced that he is hosting his Annual Senior Health Fair again this year from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, October 19th at the Mount Prospect Village Hall. This will be the 5th year that Rep. Harris has hosted the health fair at this location. It is open to all who want to attend.

“The Annual Health Fair is a community event that has grown in attendance and exhibitors over the years,” said Harris, “and I am delighted that we have an even larger commitment of exhibitors this year than in the past.”

The Health Fair provides important medical services like Flu Shots (free with Medicare), Pneumonia Vaccinations, Blood Pressure Screening, A1C Screening, and Hearing Screening. There is also a Heart Health Booth.
Equifax, an Atlanta based credit-rating agency, suffered a security breach on July 29th that exposed sensitive information of millions of Americans. The sensitive information included social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, birthdays and addresses. It has been determined that 5.4 million Illinois residents have been affected by the breach.

The company has set up a website where you can find more information regarding the breach at

To check if your personal information was affected by the breach, Click Here.
Where were you 16 years ago today? I am sure you remember.

There are certain world events that take place that impress unforgettable time stamps on our brains, and we always remember where we were at that time. It might be the death of a loved one …. or the passing of a President …. or a notable sports event.

And it was 16 years ago today that nearly 3,000 of our fellow citizens were killed in a terrorist attack at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the plane crash in Pennsylvania. I am sure we all remember the horrible images of those airplanes flying into the twin towers in New York.

Time does not soften the hurt and pain that the victims’ families and friends are feeling at this time, as another year passes since this horrendous event. All those whose innocent lives were senselessly ended too soon will continue to live on in our minds and hearts. They will never be forgotten.
Speaking in support of House Resolution 569 to condemn white supremacists and violence, Rep. Harris said it is America's diversity that makes the country great and the repugnant actions of white supremacists undermine the ideals of the nation.
Rep. Harris voted in favor of an FY'18 budget that would include an income tax hike. Calling the last two years without a budget "a horrible dysfunction of State government," Harris said that "it's time to stop playing 'chicken' with our State." 
Rep. Harris and Mount Prospect Mayor, 
Arlene Juracek, pose with WWII Vet 
Major (Ret) Jack Bornhoeft.
Rep. Harris joined the nation of France in honoring WWII veteran Major (Ret) Jack Bornhoeft for his service securing the freedom of France during the world war from Nazi tyranny.

Major (Ret) Bornhoeft was awarded the French Legion of Honor at a ceremony held recently in his honor. The Legion of Honor is the country's highest award given to a foreigner. Mr. Bornhoeft joins an elite group of recipients of this significant award, such as former General and President Dwight Eisenhower. The award was given by Vincent Floreani, the French Consul General in Chicago.

Rep. Harris added some local frosting to the award by presenting Mr. Bornhoeft with a Certificate of Recognition from the Illinois House of Representatives in commemoration of his service and his receipt of the Legion of Honor.
Rep. Harris recognizes Prospect High School student Mike 
Stanford. Mr. Jason Block, school adviser, is on the left 
and Mike's mom, Christine, is on the right.
Rep. Harris recently presented a Certificate of Recognition from the Illinois House of Representatives to Prospect High School student Mike Stanford. Mike earned top honors for Sports Story of the Year at the National Scholastic Press Association's convention in November. The Scholastic Press Association is part of the Journalism Education Association.

Mike's article, entitled "East vs West: Is This A Fair Fight" compared the two divisions, East and West, of the Mid Suburban League, and the disparities between the two. His article was published in the Prospector, the school's newspaper. The newspaper also earned recognition at the competition taking second place in the Best of Show. Mr. Jason Block, the school's newspaper adviser said that winning the honor is like winning a Pulitzer Prize for a high school student.