January 2016
Dear Neighbor,

It's hard to believe we're already a month in to the New Year, but February is almost here. It's traditionally a time when the Governor lays out his bold vision for the state's future in the coming year. I invite you to join me and tune in at noon today (Wednesday, January 27th) when Governor Rauner presents his  State of the State address .

You can hear the Governor's vision for Illinois and formulate your own opinion on what he has to say. I am hoping that his long term plans focus on education, families and health care. Suffice to say, he and all four legislative leaders need to get on the same page. 

Watch the governor's address by clicking here

For an audio only stream, click here

After the speech, w e encourage you to share your thoughts with us .

The state legislature will also continue working to pass laws that help provide relief and support to medicaid recipients, seniors, families, and businesses. 

On a local note, here in the 12th District there are many exciting upcoming events. The Belmont Theatre District is thriving, new restaurants and businesses are opening, and we are ready for a great 2016 Cubs season. (Spring training is right around the corner!)

For the latest news from Chicago and Springfield, be sure to follow us on  Facebook and  Twitter.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if we can be of any assistance to you.  

Warmest regards,
 
 
Sara Feigenholtz
State Representative
12th District
IS IT TIME TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE PLATE STICKER?
We would like to remind you that you may need to renew your license plate sticker.  The Secretary of State's office no longer sends license plate sticker renewal notifications by mail. Without that notice, many constituents have called and told us they have gotten tickets.
 
Failing to renew your sticker could lead to a ticket, and late renewals can lead to fines on top of the charge for a new sticker. I have co-sponsored legislation which would allow for a 30-day grace period to renew stickers without police citation.
 
Information and guidance on renewing your license plate sticker can be found here.

Additionally, you can register to receive future sticker renewal notifications  via e-mail
COMMUNITY EVENTS
 
Sara (left) with French 5 channel documentarians discussing adoption law in Illinois
Representative Feigenholtz (left) discussing adoption laws with Whitney Reynolds, a 12th District constituent, on The Whitney Reynolds Show
Representative Feigenholtz (center) speaks to a crowd gathered at the Lakeview Chabad menorah lighting ceremony
Electronics and Chemical Recycling
Thursday, February 4th
2:00 p.m. - 7 :00 p.m.
Chicago Sanitation Bureau, 1150 N. Branch Street

Dispose of your household chemicals responsibly and recycle your old computers by dropping them off at the City's permanent Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility.

Valentine's Day Card Making
Wednesday, February 10th
5 :00 p.m. - 8 :00 p.m. 
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Street

Make your own Valentines for friends and loved ones. 

"We Gotta Bingo" ( an interactive play)
Friday - Sunday, February 12th - 14th 
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Chicago Theatre Works, 1113 W. Belmont Avenue

Fun interactive play featuring two Chicago 'parishes' - one Italian, one Irish. A  fun night of dancing and bingo! Dinner will be provided. 

Weiss Hospital, Diabetic Day
Thursday, February 18th
11 :00 a.m. - 1 :00 p.m.
Weiss Hospital, 4646 N. Marine Drive

Check your blood sugar, consult with endocrinologist Dr. Renee Schickler, taste healthy foods, and more. Call 773-564-5666 for more information.

Green City Market (Indoor)
Saturday, February 20th
8 :00 a.m. - 2 :00 p.m.
Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive

This indoor market provides fresh, local produce. For more information visit  Green City Market's website .

On the Red Carpet: A Night with Oscar
Sunday, February 28th
6 :00 p.m. - 10 :00 p.m.
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Street

Center on Halsted's "On the Red Carpet" party welcomes patrons and supporters to enjoy the Academy Awards presentation in a fun and festive atmosphere that includes cocktail service, reserved seating, hors d'oevres, a silent auction, and raffle drawings. Purchase tickets  here.

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