Syrian Refugee Crisis Seminar Information

February 1, 2017

The Syrian Refugee Crisis Seminar I held on January 30, 2017, was an encouraging reminder that while those in power try to divide us, we stand together to defend our shared rights and values.

I know that many of you want to know how you can reach out to the organizations that presented, and how you can help refugees coming to America. Please follow the links below to learn more about the organizations that presented, and learn how you can directly get involved.

RefugeeOne. RefugeeOne is the largest refugee resettlement agency in Illinois. This is a great organization to reach out to if you are interested in hosting a refugee family or serving as a mentor to newly arrived refugees.

Syrian Community Network. The Syrian Community Network (SCN) was established by a diverse team of community members with intentions to aid and to assist in easing the resettlement of Syrian refugees. This is another great organization to contact if you are interested in hosting a refugee family or helping them transition to life in America.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU is leading the legal challenges to President Trump’s executive orders. The ACLU is on the frontline of the fight to defend the rights guaranteed to every person in the U.S. Constitution.

In these turbulent political times, it’s more important than ever that we stand together. We must stand for the values that unite us, and not fall for the rhetoric of division and hate. 

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Public Safety Forum – Thursday, October 27th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

October 25, 2016


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Care for Friends

October 25, 2016

Care for Friends provides easy access to community, food and overall wellness for Chicago’s most vulnerable and under-served people, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Through its programs, Care for Friends successfully connects people with community resources to enable them to achieve a better quality of life. Check out their website here:

We attended Care for Friends’ fall event – it was a very special evening. Here is a photo with long-time volunteer Mark Bean!

Stay tuned for their January 27th fundraiser, “Sleepout for Homelessness.”  For one night, supporters become homeless in Lincoln Park to raise funds and awareness of this important issue. Find more information online at


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Coffee and Conversation – Friday, October 21st – 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

October 20, 2016


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So Very Grateful

November 20, 2017

It’s not news that Springfield has been a challenge these last few years.

But I am more hopeful now than I have been in a while, and I believe that the future is bright for our state.

In our little part of the world we truly are neighbors. When people ask me why I keep going back to Springfield, it’s because our community is worth fighting for.

This is our home – we live, shop, eat and play here every day.

I made this video to share my gratitude for the amazing district I have the honor to represent.

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November 4, 2017 Condo Workshop Materials

November 3, 2017

November 4, 2017 Condo Workshop Materials

June, 2017 Condo Law Packet

November, 2017 Condo Law Packet Supplemental

Illinois Condominium & Common Interest Community Ombudsperson website

Condo Unit Owner’s Rights and Responsibilities

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Governor Rauner Agrees to Sign House Bill 40

September 28, 2017

Feigenholtz Statement After Governor Rauner Announces He Will Sign House Bill 40 Into Law

CHICAGO –  State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, issued the following statement after Governor Bruce Rauner announced he will sign House Bill 40 into law:

“After repeated threats to overturn Roe vs. Wade by President Trump, today, Governor Rauner chose to protect Illinois women by agreeing to sign HB40 to keep abortion safe, legal and accessible to all Illinois women. Signing this legislation is necessary to safeguard a woman’s right to make decisions that affect her personal health in Illinois.

“I am grateful that Governor Rauner has finally realized how important this legislation is to women in the current political climate. Governor Rauner has decided to stick to his original promise, and his decision will help ensure women continue to have access to all reproductive care.”

For additional information, please contact Feigenholtz’s constituent service office at 773-296-4141 email, or visit


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Feigenholtz Nurse Practice Act Legislation Signed Into Law Strengthening Healthcare Delivery in Illinois

September 20, 2017

Springfield, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, that modernizes the Illinois Nurse Practice Act, which sunsets every ten years, has been signed into law. House Bill 313 includes critical updates to the Nurse Practice Act.  Read more…

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