Dear Neighbor:

It was a very busy summer for the 12th district!

Before the legislature reconvenes in October, I wanted to devote this e-newsletter to community events and updates. I have enjoyed meeting with residents at street fairs, community meetings, and block parties. I want to especially thank you those of you who open your doors for me as I go door to door distributing constituent surveys and speaking with residents to better understand this community's concerns.

I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming months and hope to see you at one or more of the fall events highlighted in this newsletter.

Even as the summer winds down, I want to remind you of the importance of remaining vigilant about public safety. My office has neighborhood watch signs available for local residents and businesses. These signs serve both as a warning to potential criminals and as a resource for you, including important numbers and community safety information. Please stop by my office to pick up a sign for you and a neighbor from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also contact my office to request to have a sign mailed or delivered to you.

As always, please feel free to contact me or a member of my staff if we can ever be of assistance to you. I hope to see you soon!

Very truly yours,

Sara Feigenholtz
State Representative
12th District

  • In the News
  • Join Me For Coffee
  • Shofar Celebration
  • Senior Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Health Insurance Seminar for Business
  • "Silver Beat" Seminar
  • Community Events

  • Join Me For Coffee

    Coffee meet-ups have been a great way for me to meet and get to know my constituents. Whether you stop by to chat and say hello or come armed with suggestions on the state budget, I would love to see you!

    Thursday, September 15
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Caribou Coffee, 3300 N. Broadway

    Shofar Celebration

    On September 18, groups around the world will host the greatest Shofar-blowing event. The Shofar is sounded at times of Jewish celebration such as Rosh Hashana and during Yom Kippur. With a 21st century, postmodern twist, this is your chance to learn how to use the instrument and make a teruah gedolah (huge blast).

    Join the fun on September 18 in front of Wrigley Field to add to the worldwide build-up to Rosh Hashana. Your actions will be synchronized with other teams around the world.

    Chicago Shofar Celebration Details:

    Where: Clark and Addison (in front of Wrigley Field)
    Arrive: Sunday, September 18, 12:30 PM
    Bring a shofar (and extras to share!), noise makers or other instruments.
    Enter the space around Wrigley Field and mingle casually with folks.
    What to do:
    At 1:00 PM, blow the shofar and your instruments.
    Your cue: When the first shofar is sounded.
    Length: 2 minutes
    Finish like nothing happened, mingle with the crowd again.

    Share this event with your friends and neighbors and let's make this Chicago Shofar Celebration the world's largest! If you can join or have any questions, contact me at (773) 296-4141 or sara@staterepsara.com.

    Senior Citizens' Advisory Committee Meeting
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    Health Insurance Seminar for Business


    Health Insurance Seminar for Small Business
    Hosted by State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
    Facilitated by the Illinois Department of Insurance
    Wednesday, October 12
    9:30 a.m.
    Location TBA

    Learn more about the federal Affordable Care Act as it affects business, insurance options for small business (such as the Small Business Health Options Program) and share your own thoughts on the state health insurance exchange.

    If you are interested in attending this seminar and would like to receive details as they become available, please contact my office at (773) 296-4141 or sara@staterepsara.com.

    In the meantime, I encourage all local business owners and managers to complete my business survey.

    "Silver Beat" Seminar
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    Community Events

    Children's Memorial Hospital Development Town Hall Meeting
    Wednesday, September 14
    6:30 p.m.
    Children's Memorial Hospital, Bigler Auditorium, 2300 Children's Plaza

    A review of work to date and important information for the community will be presented by Children's Memorial and the new developer, McCaffrey Interests. Topics include the impact of the hospital on our community today, impact on revenue for local businesses that we patronize, current "base line" traffic data, a review of community input, introduction of McCaffrey Interests, Ald. Smith's requirements for community feedback on the site's development plans, and a timeline for consideration of the development plans. NO DEVELOPMENT PLAN will be presented at this meeting.

    Meeting on Longer School Days in Chicago Public Schools
    Wednesday September 14
    6:30 p.m
    Agassiz School, 2851 N. Seminary

    This meeting is being held to discuss the proposals to increase the length of school days in Chicago Public Schools. The meeting will be attended by the Local School Council, CPS representatives, Alderman Tunney and teachers' union representatives and is open to the public.

    44th Ward Senior Picnic
    Thursday, September 15
    11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Lincoln Park, Wellington and Lake Shore

    Alderman Tunney celebrates his 9th Annual Senior Picnic on the beautiful lakefront. Seniors can join us for lunch, entertainment and prizes. For more information, please call Vince Egan at 773.525.6034.

    Center on Halsted, "Taking Pride in Wellness"
    Friday, September 16
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, 2nd floor

    The Center on Halsted's SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) program is hosting a free LGBT-focused community health fair focusing on education and strategies for healthy aging. There will be 40 vendors, a variety of workshops, complimentary lunch, raffle prizes, flu and pneumonia shots and free health screenings. For more information call 773.472.6469 ext. 245 or email pkeithley@centeronhalsted.org.

    Studio BE Community Block Party and Cook Out
    Sunday, September 18
    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Barry, west of Sheffield

    Please join us for food, fun & some fantastic performances by students & families of the BE. Part of the STUDIO-BE Youth Theatrical Program's Mission is to become a gathering place for families in the local community. Bring the kids, your friends & anyone who is part of your community & share some fun with your neighbors & your local community theater group.

    Kidney Mobile Community Visit
    Wednesday, September 21
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    EZRA, 909 W. Wilson

    One in eight people has chronic kidney disease (CKD) and most are not even aware of it. The NKFI and the KidneyMobile® strive to spread the message of early detection as well as further educate communities on the ways to prevent and manage diabetes, high blood pressure and CKD. Staff and qualified volunteers will conduct free screenings - blood pressure, urinalysis, BMI, glucose screenings and blood draw for kidney disease. Results are available immediately during a private consultation with a nurse practitioner where recommendations and referral service for further testing and treatments occur. After the screening, participants are welcome to aboard the KidneyMobile® for an educational tour and short video.

    Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, "The Organized" Coffee Connection
    Thursday, September 22
    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    The Container Store, 908 W. North

    Join fellow business owners and network your way toward new business resources with the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for non-members if purchased by September 20 and can be purchased here. Tickets at the door are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. For more information contact the LPCC office at (773) 880-5200.

    Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Women's Premier Exchange
    Tuesday, September 27
    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Vesta, 1357 W. Concord

    Some of Lincoln Park's most dynamic businesses are owned and operated by women. The LPCC's Women's Premier Exchange is our opportunity to promote these business leaders and provide a forum for female entrepreneurs to network and grow their brand. Join the LPCC and your fellow women-owned businesses at Vesta for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and more! Admission is $20 for members and $30 for non-members if purchased before September 23. Admission at the door is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For more information contact the LPCC office at (773) 880-5200.

    Lake View High School, Meet and Greet with New Principal
    Tuesday, October 11
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Lake View High School, 4015 N. Ashland

    Join the Lake View community in welcoming and meeting new Lake View High School principal Dr. Lilith Werner. Opening remarks start at 6:00 p.m. with an art opening and mingling afterward. Live music will be provided by the by the LVHS jazz band and refreshments and snacks will be served. To RSVP, contact Donna Chen at dchen@cps.edu or 773.534.5599.

    In the News

    July 5, 2011
    NBC, Video
    Feigenholtz: Law is About Reuniting Families

    July 14, 2011
    Gay Chicago, Gary Barlow
    Feigenholtz lauds state budget bill but says there's more to do

    July 29, 2011
    New Law Expands Access to Behavioral Health Treatment

    August 2011
    Lakeview Newspaper
    Governor Quinn Signs Bill to Control Nursing Home Infections

    August 11, 2011
    Examiner.com, David Ormsby
    29,000 Chicago domestic violence help line calls in 2010 draws lawmaker "alarm"

    August 16, 2011
    Grab Magazine
    New Bill Targets Mob Activity

    August 19, 2011
    New Law Expands Nurses' Ability to Prescribe Drugs

    August 29, 2011
    New Law Aims to Help Smokers Quit

    August 31, 2011
    Windy City Times, Letter to the Editor
    A New Coalition

    September 2011
    Lakeview Newspaper
    New Law Creates Senior Citizen Universal Fare Card

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