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3223 N. Sheffield

Around the Neighborhood
Lakeview East Festival of the Arts
Sat. Sep. 9 & Sun. Sep. 10
Belmont & Broadway
Sat: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.  
Sun: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Ballpark Fare Goes Gourmet 
Saturday, Sep. 23
Park at Wrigley
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Click Here for More Details  
Senior Health & Wellness Fair
Friday, October 6
Weiss Memorial Hosptial
4700 N. Marine Dr.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free health screenings, consultation from medical professionals, flu shots, and giveaways.  
Nettelhorst French Market
Nettelhorst School
3252 N.  Broadway 
Saturdays through Nov. 4
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Local and Michigan produce, baked goods, fresh flowers, all natural local meats, artisan crafts and more  


Recycle Better
It can be hard to remember what type of waste goes in which receptacle.   

Visit this interactive site to help determine how to dispose of different types of waste in environmentally friendly ways.

Recycling helps keep our city sustainable for generations to come! 


Dear Neighbor,

On Monday the general assembly passed a bipartisan compromise on education funding aimed at fixing our broken statewide school funding formula, one of the most unfair systems in the country.
This new law provides the same promise of permanent funding for our local schools that I supported in Senate Bill 1, with some additions at the request of Republicans.
I don't agree with 100 percent of what's in the final bill but this compromise delivers 100 percent of what our local schools need.
The compromise granted a $75 million-dollar tax credit scholarship program for private schools demanded by Republicans which I do not support.  Some say it was a small price to pay for a pilot project that will automatically repeal in 5 years.  I still believe that public funding should only be used to fund public schools, but in good conscience I cannot make perfect the enemy of good. 
Bipartisan negotiations helped us discard Rauner's regressive ideas along with a multimillion dollar property tax hike hidden in his plan. What ultimately prevailed was a bill that finally creates a fair funding formula that treats CPS like any other school district in the state, frees up funding from pension liability, puts more money back into actual education of our children and most importantly, keeps the doors to CPS and every other school district in Illinois open for the entire school year.   
We were able to push back and reject Rauner's plan that would have picked winners and losers, pitting one child against another.
His proposed plan took money from struggling schools and sent more to enrich wealthy districts.
For the first time in the history of education funding we can proudly say we have taken the first step toward real property tax relief.  Families and parents will be empowered with greater transparency and control over how tax dollars are being spent and we are closer than ever to fixing Illinois broken school funding system.
After receiving hundreds of calls and letters from you to fix our school system this was too important to let partisan differences get in the way. 
At the end of the day, the long term benefits outweighed the bad. I am glad that the evidence based model provisions in SB1 will bring historic change to public schools in Illinois. 
Every state school district wins under this plan.  Our kids and families deserve predictability and a promise from our educational system and now they finally have it.

For more information on funding for CPS take a look at this fact sheet.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend and first day back to school!

Warmest regards,
Sara Feigenholtz
State Representative
12th District 
Please follow us on Facebook for updates throughout the legislative session or call my office (773) 296-4141 if we can be of help to you.
Around the Community

It's been great talking to our school principals about the upcoming school year.
What's on their wish list?
# 1 request is COPY PAPER. Please consider a donation. We're accepting paper at our district office at 3223 N. Sheffield Ave. 
Limiting Noise on Lake Shore Drive
In response to the concerns from lakefront residents, legislation that I sponsored allowing the City to install a noise monitoring system along Lake Shore Drive became law last week. Noise monitoring devices will help officials get a better sense of decibel levels and data collection that will turn anecdotal information into hard data.

This law creates the first step in remediating the ambient noise problem along Lake Shore Drive. The noise monitoring system will be capable of recording noise levels 24 hours per day and will be equipped with computer software capable of processing the data. The measure is widely supported by lakefront Alderman and I am working with them on drafting an ordinance to make this monitoring system a reality.

Food Allergy Safety Training in Illinois Restaurants 

Another piece of legislation  that I sponsored will require accredited food allergen training in Illinois restaurants and food service establishments.  

Together with the Illinois Restaurant Association, FARE and other groups, we worked to amend the Food Handling Act to require food service establishments have at least one certified food service sanitation manager on hand during operating hours who has undergone training that follows nationally recognized industry standards for allergen safety and allergen awareness. 

Statistics show the majority of fatal food allergic reactions occur outside the home and effect one in 13 children in the United States. Implementing the proper food handling procedures in restaurants will ease the minds of customers with food allergies and will increase safety for everyone. 

Houston Flood Relief 

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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