3223 N. Sheffield
773-296-4141

NEWS FROM THE 12th DISTRICT
Events in the Neighborhood
 
Pride Fest 

Saturday, June 22 & Sunday June 23
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Halsted from Addison St. to Grace St. 
 
Join us for the 19th Annual Chicago Pride Fest, a two-day street fair to kick off the Pride Parade!


50th Annual Pride Parade
Sunday, June 30
Halsted & Broadway between Montrose Ave. and Diversey Ave. 
12:00 p.m.

Join us as we gather with Chicago's LGBTQ community to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots 

Lakeview LIVE
Marshfield Ave. beween School St. & Roscoe St. 
Every Wednesday from July 3 to August 28
5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

This FREE series will include live music, local food, craft beer, and family-friendly activities for all. 
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Women's Self-Defense Workshop
Saturday, June 15th and June 22nd 
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Japanese Cultural Center
1016 W. Belmont Ave. 

Join us as we partner with the Japanese Cultural Center for a self-defense training workshop. Due to the success of last year's event, the center is now offering these two additional classes. 
Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP here.

 

June 12, 2019

Dear Neighbor,

What a difference a new Governor makes!

The General Assembly adjourned last week after an extraordinary session that will be remembered as one of the most historic in Illinois. 

From his first day in office Governor Pritzker presented an ambitious agenda. He asked the House and Senate to work with him to enact a bold, progressive agenda and to set out state onto a sustainable, stable path. 

Governor Pritzker won his election on a Fair Tax message - and with the support of both the House and Senate, he delivered on that promise. 

Our first accomplishment was raising the minimum wage gradually to $15 dollars - a plan designed to lift families out of poverty and help them achieve equity by earning a living wage. 

The passage of the Fair Tax package ensures that the people of Illinois will have the chance to evaluate the proposal themselves - on the basis of facts and numbers - not half-truths and spin. It's now up to voters to decide on the November 2020 ballot whether Illinois should adopt a progressive income tax. 

It was a whirlwind session, but in a short time, we paved the way for lasting reform. We passed a balanced budget on time, paid a full pension payment, increased the education funding formula by $375 million, shored up $66 millions for higher education and increased MAP grant funding, added millions of dollars to mental health and substance abuse treatment to address the statewide opioid crisis, and more more. For additional budget details  click here

Our office received scores of phone calls and emails in support of the following measures: 

The Reproductive Health Act, Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis, Minimum Wage Increase, Fair-Tax, Equal-Pay, Inclusive LGBTQ Curriculum, Strengthening of EPA Emission Standards, Sports Betting, and a Capital Bill to repair our roads, bridges, and schools. 

Every item listed above has passed the House and Senate and has been signed into law or is awaiting the Governor's signature. 

As your State Representative, I am committed to a better Illinois for all of us by making lasting change. I believe that this year Illinois has turned a corner. 

I look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood, at street fairs and, when I knock at your doors this summer. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest happening in our community. 

Warmest regards,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sara Feigenholtz
State Representative
12th District 

P.S: When we were about to hit send on this e-mail, the Governor signed the Reproductive Health Act, making a woman's right to choose a fundamental right. 

Around the Community
Condominium Rights and Responsibilities Workshop
 
On Thursday, June 6th we hosted our annual Condominium Rights and Responsibilities Workshop with Condo Ombudsperson Adrienne Levatino, Attorney and Mediator Sima Kirsch, and Kristofer Kasten from the Chicago Bar Association Condo Law Subcommittee. It was a lively discussion, and great to see so many engaged community members. If you weren't able to make it, you can view the presentation here. 

 Congratulations Commander Buslik!

This past month we said goodbye to our treasured Commander of the 19th District, Marc Buslik, and presented him with a Resolution adopted by the State House of Representatives. He will be missed. His lifelong commitment to public service has been a gift to our community. 

Join me in giving a warm Lakeview welcome to our new Commander, Chris Papaioannou!


Pride Parade Street Closures 
Join us, rain or shine, for t he 50th Annual Pride Parade Celebration on Sunday, June 30 at 12:00 PM. 
 
Street closures will begin as early as 8 am and will include Montrose, Irving Park and Wellington at Broadway and Addison, Grace and Roscoe at Halsted. Streets are expected to open by 8pm. 


Stay in  touch with us !

If we can be of any assistance to you , 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