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Events in the Neighborhood
Lincoln Park Zoo Fall Fest 
Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 N. Clark St.
Fridays-Sundays Sep. 28-Oct. 28
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays) 

This free, family-friendly celebration lets guests experience harvest fun in the heart of the city, from picking the perfect pumpkin to clambering up a hay mountain.

Queer Mural Unveiling
Howard Brown Health Center
3245 N. Halsted
Sat. Sep. 29
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Unveiling and celebration of Chicago's first large-scale public mural dedicated to the queer community.

  Click here for more information.  
Chicago Marathon
Sun. Oct. 7
7:30 a.m.

Lakeview and Lincoln Park once again welcomes the Chicago Marathon. Some streets will be temporarily closed.


Get Involved

The Lincoln Park Conservancy is seeking volunteers to interact with visitors to the Conservatory and Gardens. Volunteer Greeters and Docents welcome visitors assist with questions and directions, and share their knowledge of the soaring tropical palms, ancient ferns, brilliant orchids, and deep history of the building.

 Click here to learn more and volunteer.

Dear Neighbor,

The school bells rang across the city earlier this month and autumn is here. Fall is naturally a time for reflection, so a recap of some legislative accomplishments from the past few weeks is in order. Below are some bills the Governor has signed and have now become law.
Bill Criminalizing Predatory Behavior of Patient Brokers Becomes Law
Illinois residents now have official state protection against scam artists that try to lure parents into their lair in their most desperate moment. When they are trying to find a reputable drug rehabilitation center for their children.
The governor signed legislation that I sponsored that criminalizes predatory behavior of patient brokers, who have been known to lure young and insured Illinois residents to unscrupulous out-of-state drug treatment centers and sober living group homes. 

"Patient brokers are predators, preying on Illinois residents struggling with opioid addiction," said Illinois Association for Behavioral Health C.E.O. Sara Howe. "With Governor Rauner's signature on this legislation, the state will be able to help shutter these deceptive marketers, dry up 'finder fees' for referring patients as well as assure that quality, reputable treatment is the default choice for individuals seeking to overcome their opioid addiction." 

There are predators looking to make a quick dollar during people's most vulnerable moments, and this new law will expose these predators who lurk in the shadows.

Click on the video below to watch a story on this problem. 

Addressing Opioid Crisis

This year Illinois tackled the issue of substance use, working closely with health care providers to remove barriers to admission for treatment. 

The moment a person decides they are ready to enter a recovery program is a crucial one - and that person should never be turned away. SB 682 removes the prior authorization requirement to eliminate barriers to recovery treatment.

This legislation is a key component in addressing the opioid crisis by providing people with immediate access to outpatient treatment. Under previous law, individuals experiencing an opioid overdose or reaction had to wait for their treatment to be approved by their insurance plan before entering a facility. The legislation removes prior authorization barriers so people do not have to wait for treatment.

Registering to Vote and Early Voting 

The November 6th general election is quickly approaching, and citizens can register to vote or change their address in the comfort of their own home. Simply visit the State Board of Elections website by October 21 and use your current Illinois driver's license or state ID. Click here to go to the website. 

Early voting begins downtown for all Chicago citizens on September 27 at 175 W. Washington St. You can also register to vote or change your address at this location. Click here for hours of operation and information on what to bring if you're registering or changing your address. 

Early voting begins in the Wards on October 22 and runs through November 5. You can also register to vote or change your address at these locations. Here are the sites by ward: 

Ward 2    Near North Library    310 W Division
Ward 27    Union Park    1501 W Randolph
Ward 43    Lincoln Park Library    1150 W Fullerton
Ward 44    John Merlo Library    644 W Belmont
Ward 46    Truman College    1145 W Wilson

Click here for hours of operation at the Ward sites. 

If early voting slips your mind you can still register to vote or change your address at your local polling place on November 6. 

Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 
Our office created a guide to help people who have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace navigate the reporting process. Please click here to access it and let us know if you have any questions. 

The legislature reconvenes in November for a two week session to consider bills the governor has vetoed. We will keep you updated on developments. 
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
Back to School Supply Drop Off
The generosity of our community was once again on full display during our school supply drive.
This week we delivered these much needed supplies to schools in our district. Thank you to all who donated.  
Visiting Howard Brown Health Center

Community Health Centers are neighborhood-based health care clinics that provide care to underserved populations, such as the uninsured, low income and Medicaid recipients.

I received the Health Center Champion Award for my work expanding health care services across the state.

We're fortunate to have  Howard Brown Health in our community and I thank them for their commitment to serving ALL people regardless of financial status.
A Visit From Our Friends in Agriculture

Illinois is a leading producer of soybeans, corn and swine. The state's climate and varied soil types enable farmers to grow and raise many other agricultural commodities, including cattle, wheat, oats, sorghum, hay, sheep, poultry, fruits and vegetables. Illinois also produces several specialty crops, such as pumpkins, horseradish, ostriches, fish and even Christmas trees.

I visited with a farmer from Boone County and received the Illinois Farm Bureau's Friend of Agriculture Award. 
Touring Advocate Masonic Dental Center

The Advocate Masonic Mobile Dentistry Program offers convenient dental care to underserved people inside a van that travels across the Chicagoland area. The service focuses on senior citizens, people with disabilities, the homeless, school children and others with difficulties accessing adequate dental treatment because of barriers like transportation issues or financial hardships.

We're fortunate to have Advocate Masonic in our community. They are on the forefront of healthcare.
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