Dear Neighbor:

Last week, the new legislature was sworn in to the 98th General Assembly, when I was honored to be appointed Assistant Majority Leader. I greatly look forward to the opportunity to continue representing our community and to work for all Illinoisans as a part of the House leadership team.

Please be aware that the new legislative boundaries are now in effect, and your state Representative and Senator may have changed. A map of the new 12th District can be found here and an interactive Google Map with all 118 legislative districts can be found here.

We will return to Springfield at the end of the month to work on a number of legislative issues that have not yet been resolved, including addressing the desperate state of Illinois' pension system. More work on Medicaid reform, the looming FY 14 state budget, and marriage equality will also be teed up for movement.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of assistance to you.

Very truly yours,

Sara Feigenholtz
State Representative
12th District

  • In the News
  • Coffee & Conversation
  • Foster Parent Recruitment Night
  • Heartland Pediatric Center - Lakeview Toy Drive Update
  • Heating Assistance
  • Community Events

  • Coffee & Conversation

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    Foster Parent Recruitment Night

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    Heartland Pediatric Center - Lakeview Toy Drive Update

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    Thank you to everyone who took part in Heartland Pediatric Center's Lakeview Toy Drive. My district office proudly served as a donation center and collected dozens of toys throughout December and at our holiday open house. Thank you to our neighbors for all of your generosity. With the help of the community, the center collected hundreds of holiday gifts for their young patients.

    Heartland Pediatric Center - Lakeview has been providing top notch care primary care for children for the last three years, meeting a need on Chicago's north side for Chicago's under-served children. Located on the 2nd floor of 3048 N. Wilton Avenue, this clinic is the result of a partnership with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center to ensure that outpatient care is available to the community. The Health Center offers a variety of services, including: newborn care; well-child exams; school physicals; immunizations (including flu); management of chronic diseases like asthma; dental screenings and fluoride treatment for children through age 4; and urgent care for symptoms that need attention quickly, but don't require an emergency room visit. Medicaid and All Kids are accepted, and a sliding fee scale is available to those without coverage. The providers and all support staff speak Spanish. The Health Center is currently open five days a week with Monday and Wednesday hours until 8:00 pm. Same day or following day appointments are available, and walk-ins can usually be accommodated.

    Heating Assistance

    All of the information below - and additional cold weather assistance and tips - can be found on my website.

    City Warming Centers: City of Chicago warming centers operate when temperatures are below 32 degrees. Hours are generally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Additional locations and extended hours may be announced on an as-needed basis. The warming center nearest to the 12th District is located at 4740 North Sheridan. You can call 311 to locate additional warming centers or to request a well-being check for a friend, family member or neighbor.

    "Share the Warmth": Share the Warmth is administered by the Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA) and helps low-income natural gas customers by providing matching grants for heating bills. More information can be found here.

    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): LIHEAP helps low income households with home energy costs by providing a one-time grant or regular monthly assistance. For more information or to learn how to apply, visit the US Department of Health and Human Services website or the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity website. To apply for assistance, 12th District residents should call CEDA at (800) 571-2332.

    Community Events

    Weiss Memorial Hospital, How to Choose a Nursing Home in Illinois
    Weiss Memorial Hospital WISE Senior Center Room 8A, 4646 North Marine
    Friday, January 18, 10:00 am

    Which type of nursing home will fit your future needs? Find out at this free lecture. Please RSVP to (800) 503-1234. This program is sponsored by the Illinois Citizens for Better Care.

    Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Coffee Connection
    Wednesday, January 23, 8:30 a.m.
    Villa D'Citta, 2230 North Halsted

    Join fellow LPCC members and kick-off your day with unparalleled luxury, old world comfort and more at a very unique Coffee Connection at Villa D'Citta. Make new business contacts and enjoy light refreshments at this morning networking event! Admission is RSVP $10 for members and $20 for non-members if RSVPed by January 21 and $15 for members and $25 for non-members at the door.

    Buena Park Neighbors, Jan Jam
    Saturday, January 26, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Nick's Uptown, 4015 North Sheridan

    Join Buena Park Neighbors for their annual fundraiser. Tickets are $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door and include free draft beer, free pizza, Trivial Pursuit contest, karaoke contest, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawings, silent auction, shuffleboard and pool. Pizza compliments of Michael's.

    In the News

    Lakeview Patch
    January 12, 2013
    Feigenholtz: Home Heating Help Available Until the Money Runs Out

    Chicago Phoenix
    January 9, 2013
    Fourth Openly Gay State Representative Sworn in to Illinois Legislature; Feigenholtz Elevated

    Lakeview Patch
    January 6, 2013
    Feigenholtz Invites Senior Citizens to Advisory Committee Meeting

    Lincoln Park Patch
    January 3, 2013
    Feigenholtz - It's Time for Illinois to Step Up

    Inside Booster
    January 2, 2013
    Feigenholtz, Cappleman invite residents to Meet and Greet session

    Chicago Sun-Times
    December 31, 2012
    Shark Fin Off the Menu in Illinois; Ban Kicks in Jan. 1

    Lakeview Patch
    December 17, 2012
    Homelessness Prevention Advocates Name Feigenholtz a Partner in Change

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