Feigenholtz Votes for Minimum Wage Increase

February 15, 2019

SPRINGFIELD – A bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 by 2025 needs only Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature to become law, and his office said he stands ready to act in the coming days.

“Today is a resounding victory for the 1.4 million Illinoisans who will soon get a hard-earned and well-deserved raise,” Pritzker said in a news release Thursday. “After nearly a decade of delay, I applaud the House and Senate for passing a living wage with the fierce urgency this moment requires.” Read more..

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Feigenholtz Introduces Initiative to Expand Access to Affordable Housing

February 6, 2019

Springfield, Ill. – In an effort to create and preserve affordable rental housing, State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, introduced legislation that will create a new property tax incentive on Wednesday.

“Affordability in neighborhoods in cities and statewide can change dramatically because of redevelopment and new investments,” said Feigenholtz. “This dynamic growth has consequences that often result in displacement of families unable to find affordable housing in these quickly gentrifying neighborhoods where they have lived and worked for generations.” Read more…

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Dems promote pot legalization plan during North Side town hall: ‘This is coming’

January 25, 2019

The Democratic lawmakers with plans to promote legalizing recreational pot use in Illinois said Thursday they’re waiting for Gov. J.B. Pritzker to name a “point person” in his administration before they introduce their legislation. Read more here.

To watch a recording of the forum online click here.

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Governor Pritzker Signs Executive Order Protecting Legal Abortions In Illinois

January 23, 2019

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Governor Pritzker took executive action Tuesday ensuring abortion and reproductive health protections in Illinois. Read more here.

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