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Harmon named “Environmental Champion” by Illinois Environmental Council

IL Env. CouncilSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Environmental Council, a 39-year-old organization that serves as the voice of the environmental community in the state capital, has named State Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) a “100% Environmental Champion” in 2014.

“Don Harmon is a leader for the environment in Springfield,” said IEC Executive Director Jen Walling.

Harmon voted in support of every piece of legislation supported by the council.

Read more: Harmon named “Environmental Champion” by Illinois Environmental Council

Upcoming Summer Events

Austin Meeting Flyer RJoin Representative Camille Lilly and Senator Don Harmon for a Town Hall Meeting. (click on the flyer for more information)

When: Tuesday, August 12 (7:00p)

Where: Austin Town Hall
5610 W. Lake St., Chicago

Questions? Contact Senator Harmon's office at 708-848-2002.

 

 

 

 

 


MRP River Grove Flyer 2014 Page 1Join Representative Kathleen Willis and Senator Don Harmon for a Mortgage Relief & Foreclosure Prevention Workshop. (click on the flyer for more information)

When: Saturday, September 6
9:00A - 1:00P (Registration until noon)

Where: Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove

Questions? Contact Senator Harmon's office at 708-848-2002.

 

 

 

 


Mortgage Relief Project Documentation

Please bring the following items to the event:

  • Mortgage Statement
  • 2012 & 2013 W-2 & tax return with all schedules
  • Copy of rental agreement, if necessary
  • 2 months of recent paystubs
  • Budget of household expenses
  • Documentation of other income
  • 2 months of recent bank statements
  • All Recent Utility Bills
  • If you are self-employed, a Profit/Loss statement for the past 6 months

 
Don't worry if you do not have all the docs on the day of the event. You can still meet with a HUD-Certified counseling agency or your lender and get the process started.

Elmwood Park Library awarded youth technology program grant

Elmwood Park LibraryState Senator Don Harmon is pleased to announce that Secretary of State Jesse White's office has renewed the Elmwood Park Library's Project Next Generation program by providing the library with a $12,500 grant.

Project Next Generation was launched in 2000 to help connect students who have limited access to computers with the latest technology.

"Computers are such a common part of our society that we sometimes forget that there are families who simply can't afford them," Harmon said. "This program helps ensure that all children – regardless of their families' incomes – have the computer skills they need to succeed in college or the working world."

Read more: Elmwood Park Library awarded youth technology program grant

Illinois citizens will have even more voting options this year, thanks to new law

IMG 1343 2RSPRINGFIELD – A new law signed by the governor today will make it even easier and more convenient for citizens to vote in the upcoming general election. The law expands opportunities to vote early and to vote by mail. It also creates a one-year pilot program that allows grace period voting on Election Day.

“Voting is a right and a vital part of our country’s social and political fabric,” said State Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), who sponsored the new law. “To encourage people to participate, we should be doing everything we can to make it easier to vote without weakening the integrity of the voting system.”

The new law is part of Senator Harmon’s continued efforts to bring Illinois’ voter registration laws into the 21st century by making it easier for citizens to register and to vote. Last year, he passed a law allowing Illinois citizens to register to vote online. That service is now available at https://ova.elections.il.gov/.

Read more: Illinois citizens will have even more voting options this year, thanks to new law

Illinois to make $30 million investment in solar energy

SolarEnergyRSPRINGFIELD – Under a new law that takes effect today, the state of Illinois will invest $30 million in solar energy next year. This investment will likely create hundreds of new jobs, generate 15 megawatts of solar energy and reduce pollution.

“Increasing our investment in clean energy creates jobs, protects the environment and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels,” said State Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), the law’s sponsor. “Over the past few years, we’ve seen wind energy take off in Illinois. I hope that this investment starts a similar revolution in solar energy.”

According to information from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Illinois has the second greatest solar energy potential in the Midwest.

Read more: Illinois to make $30 million investment in solar energy