Sara Feigenholtz for State Senator

Sara Feigenholtz for State Senator My name is Sara Feigenholtz, and I am currently serving as State Senator for Illinois’ 6th District.

Operating as usual

Thank you to the 47th Ward Democrats and Committeeman Paul Rosenfeld for having me at your Candidate Forum this evening ...
11/17/2021

Thank you to the 47th Ward Democrats and Committeeman Paul Rosenfeld for having me at your Candidate Forum this evening at DePaul Prep. Looking forward to knocking doors alongside the hard working precinct captains and volunteers.

What a treat to hang out with the 47th Ward Democrats last night on the river.
07/29/2021

What a treat to hang out with the 47th Ward Democrats last night on the river.

07/04/2021
Last week I got to spend some quality time with my colleagues and long time friend Robin Kelly at the 47th Ward Democrat...
06/16/2021

Last week I got to spend some quality time with my colleagues and long time friend Robin Kelly at the 47th Ward Democrats annual meeting.

05/21/2021
It's great to see Dine Out on Broadway and Sheffield back this year with nights to enjoy our amazing cuisine in Lakeview...
05/14/2021

It's great to see Dine Out on Broadway and Sheffield back this year with nights to enjoy our amazing cuisine in Lakeview.

Who's headed out tonight?

It's great to see Dine Out on Broadway and Sheffield back this year with nights to enjoy our amazing cuisine in Lakeview.

Who's headed out tonight?

Happy International Workers Day! We owe all of our brothers and sisters a thank you for fighting for our rights, better ...
05/01/2021

Happy International Workers Day! We owe all of our brothers and sisters a thank you for fighting for our rights, better and safer working conditions, and making sure we are home after 8 hours of work. Thank You!

#MayDay2021 #UnionStrong #TeamSara #WorkersOfTheWorldUnite

Happy International Workers Day! We owe all of our brothers and sisters a thank you for fighting for our rights, better and safer working conditions, and making sure we are home after 8 hours of work. Thank You!

#MayDay2021 #UnionStrong #TeamSara #WorkersOfTheWorldUnite

Did you know you can get saplings from Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago as part of their Resto...
04/30/2021

Did you know you can get saplings from Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago as part of their Restore the Canopy campaign? Get one and tell me where you plan on planting it!

https://mwrd.org/treesrestore-canopy

Did you know you can get saplings from Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago as part of their Restore the Canopy campaign? Get one and tell me where you plan on planting it!

https://mwrd.org/treesrestore-canopy

We all know that having a pet can add a smile to our day, but did you know that they can help your kids focus on their r...
04/28/2021
Spring Kindergarten 2020-21 Volunteer Remote Learning Curriculum Sign Up Form - Formstack

We all know that having a pet can add a smile to our day, but did you know that they can help your kids focus on their reading and school activities? @SitStayRead uses certified dogs (with a Dog Team volunteer) to help children learn how to read, stay calm, and focus on their assignments. Get involved!

Thank you for signing up to volunteer with SitStayRead! Please follow the steps below to sign up for available volunteer spots in our Remote Learning Curriculum. Please note that you must attend a virtual Volunteer Orientation before your Zoom Meeting Appointment, and you can only sign up for one Z...

Only the office fans will get this one. Happy Pretzel Day!Dine in or order takeout and add the Resi's Bierstube Tavern p...
04/26/2021

Only the office fans will get this one. Happy Pretzel Day!
Dine in or order takeout and add the Resi's Bierstube Tavern pretzel to your order. You won’t be upset.

Only the office fans will get this one. Happy Pretzel Day!
Dine in or order takeout and add the Resi's Bierstube Tavern pretzel to your order. You won’t be upset.

“The legislature is in a position to say, ‘No more,'” Feigenholtz said.The senator from Chicago’s North Side drafted leg...
04/26/2021
New Law Would Ban Restraining Children In Foster Care

“The legislature is in a position to say, ‘No more,'” Feigenholtz said.

The senator from Chicago’s North Side drafted legislation that “prohibits the use of restraints on youth in care … including chemical, manual and mechanical restraints”

This week it passed the Illinois Senate with a 49-3 vote. If it clears the house, shackling foster children will become a crime. - CBS Chicago

On orders from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, transportation vendors regularly shackled foster children -- hands, feet, and a body length chain connecting all four limbs.

In a time where we need to do every little thing to save our planet, we should be opening more test sites instead of clo...
04/22/2021

In a time where we need to do every little thing to save our planet, we should be opening more test sites instead of closing them. SB2316 would look to reopen the test sites the Rauner administration closed, making it hard for Chicago residents to obtain their plate sticker.

https://news.wttw.com/2016/10/21/epa-shut-down-2-chicago-vehicle-emissions-test-facilities

In a time where we need to do every little thing to save our planet, we should be opening more test sites instead of closing them. SB2316 would look to reopen the test sites the Rauner administration closed, making it hard for Chicago residents to obtain their plate sticker.

https://news.wttw.com/2016/10/21/epa-shut-down-2-chicago-vehicle-emissions-test-facilities

"When he thought no one was listening Ed Burke revealed his true self. Simply said, Alderman Burke's remarks smack of bl...
04/21/2021
Federal prosecutors allege Ald. Ed Burke made anti-Semitic remark, detail ex-Ald. Solis cooperation in new court filing

"When he thought no one was listening Ed Burke revealed his true self. Simply said, Alderman Burke's remarks smack of blatant anti-semitism and are both ignorant and repugnant.
For starters, he owes an apology to Jewish community."

--State Senator Laura Fine and State Senator Sara Feigenholtz

Prosecutors revealed new details Tuesday in the corruption case against Chicago Ald. Edward Burke, including the cooperation of former Ald. Daniel Solis, wiretapped conversations and other evidence in the probe that rocked City Hall two years ago.

Headed down to Springfield for another week of session with a big win for our bars and restaurants across Illinois. The ...
04/13/2021
Editorial: Those rules that got waived for the pandemic? Let’s get rid of them

Headed down to Springfield for another week of session with a big win for our bars and restaurants across Illinois. The cocktails-to-go expansion has been signed by Governor Pritzker and will provide extended relief for our local establishments.

We are not out of the woods yet with Covid-19. Please continue to be responsible for the health and safety of our vulnerable community members.

A year of experiments has yielded some valuable reforms that deserve to be kept.

The weather held out for the shred-a-thon and electronic cycling event. It is always great to see Daniel La Spata, Bridg...
04/11/2021

The weather held out for the shred-a-thon and electronic cycling event. It is always great to see Daniel La Spata, Bridget Degnen, Mariyana Spyropoulos, and all of you!

It was quite the busy month down in Springfield. We got 10 bills out of committee and co-sponsoring legislation to push ...
03/31/2021

It was quite the busy month down in Springfield. We got 10 bills out of committee and co-sponsoring legislation to push Illinois forward. Here is an update on what's being worked on for Illinois' 6th senate district.

It was quite the busy month down in Springfield. We got 10 bills out of committee and co-sponsoring legislation to push Illinois forward. Here is an update on what's being worked on for Illinois' 6th senate district.

As we celebrate Passover and the exodus from slavery at the Egyptians' hands, we are reminded about our faith in G-d, es...
03/27/2021

As we celebrate Passover and the exodus from slavery at the Egyptians' hands, we are reminded about our faith in G-d, especially when our faith is tested.

Right now, we are surviving a global pandemic and living through amplified racial and economic inequities that we must repair; our faith continues to be tested.

Let’s not let the parallels of these events elude us. Most of all, let’s celebrate our resilience and focus on repairing the world for generations to come.

Chag Sameach Happy Passover.

As we celebrate Passover and the exodus from slavery at the Egyptians' hands, we are reminded about our faith in G-d, especially when our faith is tested.

Right now, we are surviving a global pandemic and living through amplified racial and economic inequities that we must repair; our faith continues to be tested.

Let’s not let the parallels of these events elude us. Most of all, let’s celebrate our resilience and focus on repairing the world for generations to come.

Chag Sameach Happy Passover.

03/25/2021
Women in Government Roundtable

On live with Patti Vasquez Bonnin, Ann M. Williams - State Representative, Bridget Gainer, Bridget Degnen, Michele Smith - 43rd Ward Alderman, Lakesia Collins, and Margaret Croke. Join us!

03/20/2021

When women succeed, we all succeed. Join me this #WomensHistoryMonth to honor women's contributions throughout history, and to support those who continue to fight toward equal opportunity and justice for all.

Thank you people of the 6th Senate district for your faith in me. It is an honor to represent you in Springfield and I a...
01/13/2021

Thank you people of the 6th Senate district for your faith in me. It is an honor to represent you in Springfield and I am grateful for your support.

Thank you people of the 6th Senate district for your faith in me. It is an honor to represent you in Springfield and I am grateful for your support.

State Sen. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, who organized the petition, said Friday, “Americans have had enough of this hatr...
01/09/2021
Illinois GOP Rep. Mary Miller apologizes for Hi**er remark at pro-Trump rally: Calls remain for her to resign

State Sen. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, who organized the petition, said Friday, “Americans have had enough of this hatred … especially from our congressional leaders and elected officials who should be held to a higher standard.”

Miller: "I sincerely apologize for any harm my words caused and regret using a reference to one of the most evil dictators in history to illustrate the dangers that outside influences can have on our youth."

We can no longer keep waiting to impeach and remove Mr. Trump. The guardrails of our democracy are at stake.
01/07/2021

We can no longer keep waiting to impeach and remove Mr. Trump. The guardrails of our democracy are at stake.

We can no longer keep waiting to impeach and remove Mr. Trump. The guardrails of our democracy are at stake.

Raw, unbridled, unflinching antisemitism from a newly elected member of Congress from the State of Illinois. At a minimu...
01/06/2021
Illinois Congresswoman Says ‘Hi**er Was Right on One Thing'

Raw, unbridled, unflinching antisemitism from a newly elected member of Congress from the State of Illinois. At a minimum, she certainly should be censured, and perhaps more.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-congresswoman-says-hitler-was-right-on-one-thing/2409325/

A newly-sworn in congresswoman from southern Illinois quoted Adolf Hi**er as she spoke outside the U.S. Capitol, saying the German N**i leader “was right on one thing.”

People of the 6th Senate district...thank you for stepping up in record numbers to cast your vote in this historic elect...
11/04/2020

People of the 6th Senate district...thank you for stepping up in record numbers to cast your vote in this historic election.

I couldn’t be more humbled to represent you in Springfield. It's hard to find the words to express how grateful and honored I am. An honor I promise not to squander.

Every election, we revisit what is important to our communities, so future generations have a shot at getting ahead. Good schools, so our kids have a chance to succeed in life, safe neighborhoods to protect our families, access to health care that cannot be taken for granted, equality, justice, and fairness deserved by all, and clean air and water to sustain future generations on the planet.

No one expects the government to be the answer to everything— but you deserve to know your money is well spent and not wasted — whether it’s for how we build our roads or how we provide food to those who are in need.

Folks, we have work to do. I am ready.

Mayor Lightfoot is hosting a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden this Monday, October 19 at 6pm. Can you help us make sure ...
10/16/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Mayor Lightfoot's Biden-Harris Phone Bank!. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Mayor Lightfoot is hosting a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden this Monday, October 19 at 6pm. Can you help us make sure we say "Bye-Don" and elect Biden as our next President?

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucO2gqzgvG9RFjh0qCH9gXP52Ny9E1Uv9 or contact [email protected] with any questions.

Please join Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot for Mayor Mondays -- a weekly series of virtual phone banks conducted by Democratic Mayors across the country every Monday at 6:00 PM CT. We will come together to talk to voters about electing Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats up and down the ballot! Never p...

Happy Labor Day! Now, more than ever, it is important to recognize our frontline workers and those who have fought and c...
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day! Now, more than ever, it is important to recognize our frontline workers and those who have fought and continue to fight for a better tomorrow.

This month marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. While women may have gained the right...
08/26/2020

This month marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. While women may have gained the right to vote, the fight still continues with much work ahead.

We have just learned that several 6th District polling locations have been reassigned due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Find...
03/12/2020
Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

We have just learned that several 6th District polling locations have been reassigned due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Find your polling place here: https://chicagoelections.gov/en/your-voter-information.html

UPDATE: Voters are also encouraged to register to vote by mail. The deadline has been extended until MIDNIGHT, tonight, 3/12: https://chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail.html

Additionally, Early Voting for the Illinois Primary Election continues in the 19th Police District Community Room at 850 W. Addison. Voters may also use any Early Voting & Registration location in the city through Monday, March 16th. Click here for more information: https://chicagoelections.gov/en/early-voting.html

03/10/2020
Check the Facts | Yoni Pizer For 12

I stand strong in support of Yoni Pizer for State Representative of the 12th district. A smear and negative mail campaign is attempting to discredit Yoni. Get the facts here: https://www.yonifor12.com/facts-page?fbclid=IwAR0I50TgytEjVCIJSLaoAdvScLCK7sG06GAw4uFvVNJXNiyEfG9G0K6VX84

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois

At the 44th ward pre-election breakfast with with Yoni Pizer for State Representative, Jonathan Clark Green for Judge, A...
03/08/2020

At the 44th ward pre-election breakfast with with Yoni Pizer for State Representative, Jonathan Clark Green for Judge, Ann M. Williams, Tom Tunney, and Mike Quigley.

Join me this Sunday at the 47th Ward Democratic Early Voting Rally. See you there!
02/28/2020

Join me this Sunday at the 47th Ward Democratic Early Voting Rally. See you there!

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Sara: Vote NO on SB1169. This is such an abuse of the Liberties of Illinoisans .
Senators Mike Simmons, Sara Feigenholtz for State Senator, Laura for Illinois - Senate District 9, and Robert Peters moments before today’s bill signings, including making Illinois the second state in the nation to repeal the criminalization of HIV.
Congratulations ANA-Illinois and all #ILnurses on the passage of IL SB 2153 👉Requires a hospital to provide a plan of correction if failing to comply with specified requirements/the hospital's written staffing plan; Contains provisions concerning staffing plans 👉Amends the Nursing Education Scholarship Law - Allows IDPH to award up to $500,000 annually in nursing education scholarships 👉Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act - Creates income tax credit for taxpayers who are employed as nurse educators Thank you Senator Melinda Bush Sara Feigenholtz for State Senator State Representative Michael J. Zalewski David Allen Welter State Representative 75th State Senator Sue Rezin State Senator Dave Koehler To see more sponsors go to https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2153&GAID=16&DocTypeID=SB&SessionID=110&GA=102
In Session is back with an episode on Pride Month with Citizens for Lightford, Mike Simmons, and Sara Feigenholtz for State Senator. Listen now: bit.ly/PrideMonthPod
“State Sen. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, who organized the petition, said Friday, “Americans have had enough of this hatred … especially from our congressional leaders and elected officials who should be held to a higher standard.” Sara Feigenholtz for State Senator
Sweet Senator Sara: Is there anything you can do? The LPHS community took a huge exhale at the end of school Friday after a very traumatic, chaotic and at times, dangerous week. In all my time - at four different CPS schools - I have never seen such a large, diverse group of parents, teachers, LSC and community members rally so quickly, thoughtfully and with only one thing in mind - to do what’s right for the students. CPS - NOT LPHS - has bungled this entire ordeal with its misleading miscommunication, sending leaders to the school who sat with their backs to us, were on their phones and left the auditorium sporadically. They placed an administrator at our school who grabbed a student’s face and left her post in less than two days because she was deemed “not a good fit for the school.” Then the security tape was released and we saw exactly what she did and why she left. It was never because she wasn’t a good fit - it was because she assaulted a student. They have left stakeholders in the dark and only tell us after the fact and after hours so no one is around to answer calls from angry parents. When a school is in crisis, CEO Janice Jackson should be on site. She doesn’t show. She doesn’t take calls. She doesn’t take meetings. The kids are furious and heartbroken that their interim Principal and Assistant Principal were taken from their school after five months of turning it around. There have been marches and sit-ins. A massive amount of students left school Thursday and didn’t return Friday. Numerous fights broke out daily. A firecracker was set off. The fire alarm went off. It was unsafe to hold school. It was mayhem. No learning occurred in this climate. I have so many questions: If the allegations are so egregious, are Detroit/Chicago police involved? This trip was always on the team schedule so what part of it was unsanctioned? Do coaches know they need permission slips, etc for an out of state game when school is not in session? Why can’t the boys basketball team finish their season if none of them have been suspended? If an unsafe, unorganized culture existed for years before all this, why wasn’t the former principal investigated instead of promoted to a central office position? Why was the WYHS Principal not fired or criminally prosecuted for knowingly allowing the swimming coach to embezzle $30K instead of her 5 day suspension? Why can’t Thuet and Brumfield be re-trained or put on probation and reinstated? Why does CPS hire an ousted Evanston principal who was involved in a scandal involving a teacher giving students melatonin? The decision making at the top of CPS is questionable and inconsistent. The damage has been done to our school, which is unfortunate when our LSC is in the middle of a Principal search process. Parents whose kids had hoped to attend next year are scrambling for a different option. Freshman parents are thinking of transferring their kids out. To them I say this: stop and think about what kind of school you want your child to be in. Diverse? Check. Dedicated and involved parents? Absolutely. Rigorous classes? Yep. Great teachers and faculty? YES! Top notch athletic and arts programs? Of course. Students with school pride? Check. This has been an incredibly tough year at LPHS. Days before school started, the longtime principal resigned. An 11 day strike happened. A student committed su***de. And we can’t forget about the coyote. During all of those hard days, a woman stood outside the school every morning and welcomed each student to school with shouts of “Hey Queen! Good Morning King! So glad to see you, Sunshine!” That woman has been fired and the first part of their day is a dreary reminder of that fact. The LSC will hopefully meet soon with CPS leaders and get some clarity. It may be that none of the administrators and coaches deserve to be back. We don’t want names of victims. We don’t want gory details. But we do want to know why, when and how all of this happened. If we can’t learn from the mistakes, we can’t grow and do better in the future. Most of all, we want to be supportive of the victims and families involved. I can’t imagine being the victim and hearing the rallying cries of thousands of people wanting to bring back the staff that allegedly caused her/him great harm. One of my kids didn’t participate in the protest because a young girl was sexually assaulted and “that’s just wrong.” In the meantime, parents are scrambling to fix this. An active Facebook group has started, a new action group is being organized, letters are being written to the press to put pressure on CPS to somehow make this right - or at least to stop the mistakes, and CPS’s phone lines are being flooded daily. No school is perfect but I have never seen stakeholders be so united in healing a school. When we rise from the ashes of the blaze CPS caused, LPHS will be stronger and better than ever.
Happy birthday, Sara!
Sarah, Thanks for the invite to your Holiday Party this afternoon in Wrigleyvile! It was great chatting with you! Here are some pics from the event! Enjoy!
UPDATE to original post of 1723 and 1724 Beat Community Meeting. I left Illinois Masonic hospital. I was there to show support to the 17th Police District Tactical officers. The police car was there with the bullet hole in the front windshield of the passenger side. What an impression that has left known that is where the bullet went through that struck the officer in the head. May the 15 year old young man and Police officer that were shot recover and may the lord watch over them and their family tonight. Tonight the message was clear that I heard at the CAPS meeting from residents - people are demanding more police presence and that they want a REAL plan to deal with all the shootings, gang graffiti, home invasions, robberies that are increasing in the neighborhood. Once I get home I will start to work on a strategy/campaign to organize the neighborhood organizations that fall with in the 17th Police District and the IL 40th state rep district that I represent. We will together call on and demand that the 17th police district not only be fully staffed but that more officers be added. Also that we shall not be forgotten by the Chicago Mayor's Office and the Chicago Police Department & the office of Police Deployment when they are deciding where to send the police officers that will be re assigned from desk duty to the neighborhood police districts. For too long the 17th Police District gets short changed when openings are distributed. I will also ask all the other elected officials to join us in this effort to secure more Police officers in the 17th police District. I will create another post that will allow people to contact the appropriate people to ensure this happens. I know that some of the other elected officials have been requesting but if we all unite I know that we can make this happen 39th Ward Alderman Samantha Nugent Alderman Jim Gardiner Jaime Andrade, State Representative, 40th District Ann M. Williams - State Representative 30thwardchicago 33rd Ward Alderman 35th Ward Alderman Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton Senator Iris Y. Martinez Sara Feigenholtz for State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, State Representative I know I am missing some elected officials I will add them later. Thank you to the neighbors that attended tonight the CAPS meeting to demand that action be taken with real results. TRIP - The Residents of Irving Park Horner Park Neighbors Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association GIPNA Board West Walker Civic Association Albany Park Neighbors Old Irving Park Association (OIPA) PEAP Block Club Irving Park East Portage Park Neighborhood Association CAPS - 017th District Albany Park Mayfair Park Neighborhood North River Commission Albany Park Chamber of Commerce Albany Park Chamber of Commerce Pulaski Elston Business Association Block Club Chicago ABC 7 Chicago WGN Morning News WGN Radio WGN TV Nadig Newspapers NBC CBS Chicago CBS 2 Chicago Lauren Victory Chicagotribune The Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Tribune CWBChicago I know I am missing some neighborhood groups that fall within the 17th police district so please post in the comments which neighborhood groups I left off. Sorry it is late and this is a work in progress so thank you for your patience. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Full house at Beat 1713 & 1724! What a way to start a meeting. You can hear the call over the radio. The 17th District Commander running out of the meeting - shots fired at police officers.