01292020HAO 0261DOLTON – As a diversity advocate and Black-owned business supporter, State Senator Harris, III (D-Harvey) echoed the importance of increasing the number of opportunities for Black vendors to do business with the state.

“Every local government, industry, and statewide project should include vendors from diverse backgrounds,” Harris said. “Diverse businesses typically encounter barriers that challenge their startup and sustainability efforts. However, our supplier diversity strategies can improve their procurement opportunities.”

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ComEd has announced it is reopening satellite sites in local communities to continue administering available financial assistance funds through its care programs. With the reopening of CEDA and LIHEAP agencies, which also administer ComEd’s CARE programs, the temporary satellite sites provide additional access in low-income communities where customers can apply for help paying their electricity bills.

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Sen. Harris III Flyer

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On September 24 I will be hosting a Scholarship Fair in conjunction with School District 205 and the Infinite Scholars Program. All colleges in attendance will be seeking to award scholarships to deserving students.

The Infinite Scholars Program has matched students to scholarships in excess of a billion dollars over the last ten years.

Please Join me for this exciting event.

2015 scholarship expo flyer

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Senator Harris Working to improve minority business contractsSpringfield, IL – Legislation sponsored by Senator Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) that would raise the state's contract goal for minority and women-owned businesses from 10 percent to 20 percent passed out of committee today.  

Senate Bill 275 increases opportunity for minority and women owned businesses to win state construction contracts. It would require building construction contracts in excess of $250,000 be unbundled or subject to separate and independent bidding processes for each of the five required subdivisions of work. For instance, it would separate plumbing from general contract work.

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