August 2016
Dear Neighbor,

I am hoping that all of you are enjoying the warm weather as we continue to celebrate summer along our lakefront neighborhoods.  Mid-August means that students will be heading back to school shortly. 
 
While CPS is trying to address the under-funding that our schools are facing, we  will be doing our part by launching our annual Back to School Supply Drive  between now and the end of September. Supplies can be dropped off at our office, which is located at 3223 N. Sheffield Avenue. The donations will benefit students from our  local public schools,  Heartland Health Clinic, Madonna House, and others. 
 
For additional information please call 773-296-4141, e-mail Lauren@staterepsara.com, or visit  www.staterepsara.com .
 
Very truly yours,

 
  
Sara Feigenholtz
State Representative
12th District
School Supply Drive
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Sara with the National Association of Jewish Legislators (NAJL) at the NCSL.
Rep. Feigenholtz (far right), Rep. Kerry Benninghoff and Rep. Ann Williams joined Steve Cochran on WGN Radio to discuss the critical issue of birth certificate access for adoptees.
Sara (far right) participating in the groundbreaking of Addison & Clark, Wrigleyville's new retail, dining and entertainment center.
Representative Feigenholtz welcomed 60 panel attendees to Chicago and explained why the fight for adoption reform is important.
Green City Outdoor Market
Wednesday, August 24th
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Clark & Stockton
 
Enjoy Green City's farmer's market before the end of the summer! 


The Legacy Live Series: "West Side Story" Screening
Thursday, August 25th
7:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
Gill Park
825 W. Sheridan 

Free outdoor movie screening in the park. Bring a blanket and enjoy this special community event! 


Wildflower Walk
Wednesday, September 3rd 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
North Pond Nature Sanctuary 
North Lincoln Park West

Enjoy the wildflowers on a walking tour of the North Pond. Call 773-883-7275 to register. 


WOOGMS Labor Day Parade
Monday, September 5th 
11 a.m.
Pine Grove & Wellington

Join the Wellington- Oakdale Old Glory Marching Society in Lakeview's 53rd annual do-it-yourself parade. 


Back to School for Chicago Public Schools
Tuesday, September 6th 

Chicago Public Schools welcome their students back for the school year. 


Senior Health Fair
Sunday, October 9th  
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WISE Senior Center
4646 N. Marine 

Free flu shots, cholesterol tests, blood pressure screenings and much more will be available.
Recent Events
National Conference of State Legislatures D iscussion:

Adoptee Access to 
Original Birth Certificates

Representative Feigenholtz hosted the first EVER panel discussion on birth certificate access for adult adoptees at the National Conference for State Legislatures.  Adopted adults often seek information about their biological families. Federal & state laws have traditionally sealed adoption records, including original birth certificates (OBCs).  Illinois enacted a law in 2010 to unseal OBCs, resulting in the largest expansion of OBC access in the United States.  Thank you legislators and adoption advocates for your amazing presentations. 

Sponsored by:
Sara joined fellow panelists to discuss OBC legislation.
Pictured left to right: Melisha Mitchell, Barb Sereda, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Aaron Ockerman, Elizabeth Samuels, Rep. Ann Williams, Senator Bill Beagle, and Rep. Kerry Benninghoff
Keep in touch!

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

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