Greg Harris http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. Same-Sex Marriage Sponsor Facing Backlash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-same-sex-marriage-sponsor-facing-backlash <p>The sponsor of same-sex marriage legislation is facing a backlash for not calling it for a vote before the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois General Assembly adjourned on Friday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Gay rights activists praised Rep. Greg Harris in 2011 for helping pass civil unions. Some of those same activists are now criticizing him.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:48:25 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 27001 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Same-Sex Marriage Sponsor Facing Backlash Ill. Legislators Expected To Begin Unveiling Budget Proposals This Week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-legislators-expected-begin-unveiling-budget-proposals-week <p>Despite years of cuts to the Illinois state budget, even more are ahead.&nbsp; Legislators are still deciding where else they can slash spending.</p><p>"Human services" is a legislative phrase that covers many departments and services, according to Representative Greg Harris.</p><p>"All the state departments&nbsp; dealing with health care, senior services, children services, so the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Medicaid, human services, mental health, substance abuse, Department of Aging, DCFS, public health and veterans," said Harris.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 14:49:53 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 26547 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Legislators Expected To Begin Unveiling Budget Proposals This Week