The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times on September 23:

The Sun-Times recently published an article that shed light on a major problem facing Illinois: we have one of the most unfair tax systems in the United States.

The article was about a study from WalletHub that ranks the fairness of tax systems. Illinois’ system ranks 47th in the nation — less fair than every other state in the Midwest.

A study published earlier this year by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy put Illinois in its “Terrible Ten” because our taxation system is so unfair.

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Harmon 2014Citizen Action/Illinois, Illinois' largest public interest organization, has given State Senator Don Harmon an excellent rating for his voting record in the General Assembly over the past two years.

"Senator Harmon's voting record for the 98th General Assembly is, without a doubt, a testament to his commitment to working families, civil rights and consumer advocacy," said William McNary, Citizen Action/Illinois' co-director.

Citizen Action/Illinois has led campaigns for lower utility rates, fair taxes, affordable and quality health care, insurance and campaign finance reform, and stronger environmental and food safety protections. Harmon voted with Citizen Action 92 percent of the time in 2013 and 2014.

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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.

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Senator Harmon

August 5, 2014

Dear Friends,


FlyerNext week, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, I will be hosting a Town Hall meeting with State Representative Camille Lilly. We will be discussing legislative developments in Springfield and issues of importance to you and your neighbors. Please join us if you can. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to the chance to respond to your questions and concerns.


The meeting will take place at the Austin Town Hall at 5610 W. Lake Street, Chicago at 7 p.m. Please help spread the word in the community, and we hope to see you there.


I hope you might also take the time to visit my website at to fill out my constituent survey on budget and policy matters and learn about other events happening in the 39th district. Your input and participation are important.


Don Harmon
Senator Don Harmon
39th District – Illinois



District Office

6933 W. North Avenue • Oak Park, Illinois 60302

708-848-2002 (Phone) • 708-848-2022 (Fax)


Springfield Office

329 Capitol Building • Springfield, IL 62706

217-782-8176 (Phone) • 217-558-5013 (Fax)


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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."

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