October, 2014
Dear Neighbor,

Grab a sweater-- Fall is here and Halloween is upon us. Soon the streets of Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Near North neighborhoods will be filled with trick-or-treaters and fun events everyone will enjoy. Safety is always our number one priority, and we are happy to provide you with tips to guarantee a great experience for your little ghouls and goblins: place a name tag on their costume with your phone number;  bring a flashlight; and, if possible, choose a light colored costume to increase visibility after dusk. Click here to check out our list of local Halloween activities! 

Our office visits many charitable organizations around the district and often asks for their "wish list". Recently, we visited Madonna House, a local shelter in our community that mostly houses families. To assist these families, our goal is to collect 50 twin-sized sheets and blankets throughout the month of October. If you or someone you know have these items, please bring them to our office (3223 N. Sheffield) Monday-Friday between 9 AM - 5 PM, or call 773-296-4141 to schedule a donation. 


As always, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of my staff if we can ever be of assistance to you. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep in touch and learn more about news and events in the area.


Very truly yours,

Sara Feigenholtz
State Representative
12th District
It's that time of year where we welcome thousands of local and global runners to compete in the Chicago Marathon. The Marathon will take place on this Sunday, October 12, winding runners around 29 neighborhoods, including: Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Near North, and Old Town. Please note street closures on the day of the race. Good luck to all competitors! 

Marathon Day Quick Links:
If you missed the voter registration deadline, grace period registration is now open through Election Day for those who still need to register, or update their name and/or address. Those registering during this period must do so in person at the Illinois State Board of Elections (69 W. Washington St.) or at an early voting location and will be required to cast their vote immediately following registration in the same visit. See below for important information on polling locations, key dates and voter registration requirements.

Early Voting & Grace Period Registration Locations Open Oct. 20 - Nov. 1
43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W. Fullerton

Mon-Sat., 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)


44th Ward - Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont

Mon-Sat., 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)


46th Ward - Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson

Mon-Sat., 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)


Quick Links for Voters:

*Early voters may vote at any of Chicago's 51 locations
We joined Gov. Quinn, Rep. Hernandez and Esther Corpuz of Alivio Medical Center to usher in the 2015 open enrollment period for healthcare under Get Covered, Illinois

Enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage through the Marketplace will be open November 15-February 15, 2015. To date, more than 685,000 Illinoisans now have access to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. 

If you already have an existing plan through the Marketplace, be sure to either renew or choose new coverage before the December 31 deadline.

Still have questions about the Affordable Care Act? Use our website as your resource hub to explore your coverage options, find local health care navigators, care centers and more.


The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare

Enjoy this video made by our friends at the Kaiser Family Foundation to see how the YouToons get ready for healthcare!


Priority registration for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now open for  seniors (60+) and people with disabilities. LIHEAP assists low-income households with home energy costs. Qualified applicants should apply through the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA) by calling  1-(800)-571-CEDA (2332). 

Myself, Ald. Tom Tunney and Agassiz students and staff celebrating the opening of their new turf field!
Our visit to State Farm Next Door's unique community space that offers free financial coaching at 659 W. Diversey. 
We took a tour of Madonna House in September; a local shelter providing temporary housing for families. 
We had a great time playing bingo with our seniors recently. Thank you, Charles Bradely for being a fabulous host.

Agassiz Halloween Party

Saturday, October 18 | 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Agassiz Elementary (2851 N. Seminary)

Join Agassiz Elementary for face painting, tattoos, mini pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating and games. Central Lake View Neighbors will be selling taffy apples, popcorn balls, caramel corn, hot chocolate, juice boxes, water and apple cider for .50 cents. All proceeds raised will be donated to Agassiz.  

Happy Hauntings at the Chicago Cultural Center

Thursday, October 23-October 26 | 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

78 E. Washington 


The "People's Palace" comes alive with spooky decorations and family-friendly fun-- including music and theater performances, and arts crafts.More information here

Halloween Fireworks at Navy Pier

Saturday, October 25 | 9:30 PM

600 E. Grand


Enjoy spectacular Navy Pier lakefront fireworks set to a spooky soundtrack! 


6th Annual Spooktacular

Saturday, October 25 | 1-5:00 PM

Clark St. between Diversey and Armitage

The fun will include: Scarecrows on parade in local businesses, trick-or-treating, costume contests, entertainment and more!


LVECC Halloween Hoopla for Kids

Sunday, October 26 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Nettelhorst Elementary (3252 N. Broadway)


Click here to stay tuned for more information.

9th Annual Ghouly Park Halloween

Friday, October 31 | 4-7:00 PM

Goudy Park (1249 N. Astor)

Gold Coast Neighbors Association, along with their sponsor partners, look forward to welcoming neighborhood ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes and other little monsters to their annual "Gouly Park" Halloween event.


Buena Park Pumpkins

Friday, October 31 | 6-8:30 PM

Buena Circle Park (1049 W. Buena)

Buena Park Pumpkins is a night of safe trick-or-treating. Buena Park Neighbors hosts this event every year, and it has become a tradition. Buena Circle Park is operation central, and from there trick-or-treaters head north and south on Kenmore to gather goodies from welcoming residents.


18th Annual Northalsted Halloween Parade
Friday, October 31 | 8:00 PM

Halsted St. between Belmont to Addison

The Freakshow is the theme of this year's parade. Join Northalsted for live acts, curiosities, a costume contest, the parade and more. More information here. 


A Walk Through Graceland Cemetery, 4001 N. Clark

Every Sunday through October | 2:00 PM

The Chicago Architecture Foundation sponsors group tours of the Cemetery in the fall. Tickets for the two-hour walking tour are free for members of the Foundation, $15 for nonmembers and $10 for students and seniors. Tours begin at 2 p.m. the first Sunday in August and every Sunday September through October, and start at the entrance of the cemetery. For information, phone (312) 922-TOUR (922-8687), or 

click here.


Zombie Containment Haunted House at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand
High Scares (night time): Thursdays and Sundays, 7-10:00 PM / Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11:00PM
Low Scares (day time): Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day, Noon-5:00 PM

Zombie Containment is a terrifying barge of the undead and an aggressive, high Scare, interactive haunted house by night and a low Scare, lights on show during the day. Here in Chicago this fall, it's at Navy Pier, on a barge in the waters of Lake Michigan, located just north of the Landshark Beer Garden at the east end of the Pier. Tickets and more information here. 

Nightmare Asylum, 4033 N. Milwaukee
Terror takes over Six Corners Chicago! Nightmare Asylum is located across the street from the Historic Portage Theater and one block from Fantasy Costumes in Six Corners, the Halloween capitol of Chicago!
 More information on times and tickets here.

The Gazette Democrat - A tragedy which never should be forgotten 

September 4, 2014

Inside Booster -  Adoptees stills struggle to obtain birth records outside of Illinois

August 20, 2014

The Illinois Observer - OP-ED: Feigenholtz-Murphy Quinn Should Veto Uber Rideshares Bill

July 17, 2014

The State Journal Register - Quinn signs adoptee rights bill

July 9, 2014

Keep in touch!

If we can ever be of any assistance to you on matters regarding the state of Illinois, please contact our constituent services office:

State Representative Sara Feigenholtz
3223 N. Sheffield Ave, Suite A
Chicago, Il 60657
(773) 296-4141 | www.staterepsara.com


Like us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter     View our videos on YouTube