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Erica Harriss

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
56TH DISTRICT

Erica Harriss

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Senator Harriss’ cardiac response plan bill gets signed into law

Both public and private schools across Illinois will now implement cardiac response plans following the passage of a bill carried by Senator Erica Harriss. The legislation, signed into law on Monday, aims to prepare schools for cardiac emergencies. “There is no predicting when a cardiac emergency might occur,” said Senator Harriss (56th-Glen Carbon). “Having plans […]

Senator Harriss hosts successful Kids Fair Event in Granite City

State Senator Erica Harriss successfully wrapped up her First Annual Kids Fair Event at The Mill in Granite City on Saturday, welcoming over 150 children and their families to the free event. “The Mill area in Granite City has undergone extensive revitalization recently,” said Senator Harriss. “Hosting this event in this area seemed like a […]

Sen. Harriss to host FREE Kids Fair Event this weekend

A free family fun event is coming to Granite City this weekend as a part of State Senator Erica Harriss’ Kids Fair. “I am excited to bring a free Kid’s Fair event to the Granite City community to provide resources and fun activities for children across the district,” said Senator Harriss. The event will feature […]

Sen. Harriss announces winner of Hometown Spotlight Art Contest

State Senator Erica Harriss is pleased to announce the winner of her 1st Annual Hometown Spotlight Art Contest! Janet Pursell of Collinsville was this year’s winner after submitting a beautifully drawn picture of the Glen Carbon Covered Bridge. “We are thankful for the people who took the time to submit artwork for this year’s contest,” said […]

Senator Harriss reacts to passing of FY2025 state budget

State Senator Erica Harriss has released the below statement following the passage of the state budget: “We have a responsibility to be prudent stewards of taxpayer dollars, and this budget fails our hard-working residents. In these challenging times, this budget places unnecessary tax hikes on our state’s residents and businesses, potentially damaging our economy and stifling […]

Senator Harriss & Representative Elik jointly pass bipartisan package of bills

State Senator Erica Harriss  and State Representative Amy Elik are proud to announce the passage of several pieces of legislation with bipartisan support for the 2024 spring legislative session. “I am thrilled to have passed several key pieces of legislation that I truly think can make a positive impact for the people of our state and […]

Sen. Harriss reacts to Illinois court’s decision to halt newly passed partisan election law

State Senator Erica Harriss has released the below statement following a Sangamon County judges temporary injunction blocking the controversial election law rammed through by the Majority Party earlier this month: “The residents of our state deserve free and fair elections, and today’s ruling is a positive step towards ensuring that,” said Senator Erica Harriss. “It is […]

Harriss, Keicher Bill Supporting Underage Trafficking Victims Ready for Gov’s Signature

On Thursday, legislation carried by State Senator Erica Harriss and State Representative Jeff Keicher to help child victims of human trafficking heal and move on with their lives following their trauma unanimously passed the Senate. Having previously passed the House unanimously, House Bill 5465 will now advance to the Governor’s desk for further consideration. House Bill 5465 builds […]

Roadside Trash Problem Headed for the Dump as Harriss, Keicher Bill Heads to Gov’s Desk

The sight of trash blowing off waste-hauling trucks headed to landfills has become an all-too-common sight. Besides the unsightly nature of blowing trash, it has raised safety and environmental concerns for many communities, as well as caused damage to farmers’ operations and their fields. State Senator Erica Harriss and  State Representative Jeff Keicher have joined […]

Senator Harriss releases statement on last-minute, partisan election rewrite bill

State Senator Erica Harriss has released the below statement regarding passage of Senate Bill 2412 and the new language threatening the slating power of election candidates: “Illinois deserves elected officials who are open and honest with the public. This last-minute ploy to jam Senate Bill 2412 through in 24 hours, rewriting our election laws in […]