Harris081617Legislation allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to become organ and tissue donors was signed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. Senator Napoleon Harris, D-Harvey, was a chief sponsor of the bill (House Bill 1805) that passed during this spring’s session.

“Up until now, 16-year-olds and 17-year-old have been unable to sign up as organ donors when they get their first driver’s license,” Senator Harris said. “By allowing these teens to become part of the registry, it will save lives across Illinois and the nation. One person’s organs and tissues can be donated to save the lives of many people.”

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Harris081317SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) released the following statement following the override of Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation that would provide equity in the way the state funds education:

“We are on the brink of enacting historical legislation that would fix the way we fund schools in Illinois. Our state’s inequitable formula has failed the students of our state for decades, and today I voted to change that because I refuse to keep failing.

This measure takes into account the real cost of educating a child and provides a path for providing the proper resources to achieve that goal. Our educators need certainty to plan for and deliver the world class education our students deserve.”

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The Illinois State Police Merit Board is currently processing applications for Cadet Class 127, tentatively scheduled for February 4, 2018.  In order to be considered for Cadet Class 127, the Merit Board must receive your
completed application and required documentation by July 15, 2017.


Education Requirement Update
Effective July 1, 2017, Any person who has been honorably discharged who served in a combat mission by proof of hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay during deployment on active duty, or  has served 3 years of full active and continuous military duty and received an honorable discharge, meets the collegiate educational requirement of the Department of StatePolice.


To learn more or apply visit: https://www.illinoistrooper.com/

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Harris060517SPRINGFIELD – High-poverty suburban school districts, shortchanged for decades under Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation education funding formula, could see a significant influx of funding to level the playing field with wealthier suburban districts under a landmark school funding reform measure that recently passed in both houses of the legislature.

“I eagerly joined my colleagues in support of a plan that fixes the inequitable way we fund public schools in. It also makes sure no schools see any loss of funding and offers property tax relief to struggling homeowners. There is no reason Governor Rauner should not sign this legislation as soon as it gets to his desk,” Illinois said State Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey).

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