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Late Night: How Did Democrat Chris Welch Snag Republican Skip Saviano’s Support?…and More

(Chicago, IL) – All Politics is Local Part I – Democratic state representative candidate Chris Welch of Hillside, who’s campaigning for an open seat in western Cook County, won the open support of the Illinois House GOP Campaign Chairman and nearby incumbent State Rep. Angelo “Skip” Saviano (R-Elmwood Park) in large part because he is not fellow Democrat Rory Hoskins, Welch’s top opponent in the four-way Democratic primary, sources say. Continue reading »

State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Praises Emanuel on Fullerton Parkway Bridge Reconstruction that Begins Monday

(Chicago, IL) – March 13, 2012. Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s administration announced today that it was beginning the reconstruction of the Fullerton Parkway Bridge over the Lincoln Park Lagoon and adjacent pedestrian underpass on Monday, March 19, a step that drew praise from an area state lawmaker. “Key drainage and landscaping enhancements are provided in this … Continue reading »

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Pushes to Add Transgender, Immigrant, and Military to Punishable Hate Crimes

(Chicago, IL) – February 10, 2012. An Illinois House lawmaker last week introduced legislation that would add “gender identity, military status and immigration status” to Illinois’ list of punishable hate crimes. “This amendment to the hate crimes bill will create a truly inclusive act that will give law enforcement the tools they need to protect … Continue reading »

World AIDS Day 2011: Illinois Has 7th Highest Number of AIDS Cases in Nation

(Chicago, IL) – More than two decades after the first observance of World AIDS Day and the 30th anniversary of the first reported cases of HIV/AIDS, Illinois finds itself with the 7th highest number of AIDS cases in the nation, according to Illinois’ public health agency. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS estimates that … Continue reading »

Mayor Emanuel Praises Feigenholtz, Steans for Illinois Homeless Shelter Funding Restoration

(Springfield, IL) – November 29, 2011. The Illinois General Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation that would restore $4.3 million to emergency shelter services for homeless Illinois citizens, drawing warm praise from Chicago’s mayor. “I applaud the Illinois General Assembly for restoring critical funding to the Emergency and Transitional Housing program that supports homeless services and shelters,” … Continue reading »

Legal First: Illinois Mom Adopts Her Kids

(Chicago, IL) — July 7, 2011. In a legal first, an Illinois mom was able to adopt four of her kids last week. And she has five more adoptions coming. The first case in which parental rights were restored to a birth mother whose rights were previously terminated by an Illinois court was completed last … Continue reading »

Illinois’ Newest State Representative: Kelly Cassidy

(Springfield, IL) – May 16, 2011. Chicago Democrat Kelly Cassidy was sworn-in today as Illinois’ newest state representative, replacing State Rep. Harry Osterman who assumed his seat as Chicago’s 48th Ward Alderman. Continue reading »

Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission Gets 9 Quinn Appointments

(Chicago, IL) — April 12, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today appointed nine individuals to serve on the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission. Continue reading »

Rep. Michelle Mussman Spearheads Bi-Partisan Effort to Cut Lawmaker Salaries 10%, Abolish Raises

(Springfield, IL) — March 30, 2011. A bi-partisan group of Illinois House lawmakers are pushing a legislative effort to permanently cut legislative salaries by 10% and deny legislators any future raises. Continue reading »

Easing Budget Crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn to Reduce Illinois Human Service Mid-Year Budget Cuts

(Chicago, IL) — February 24, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn has personally intervened to reduce the $208 million  mid-year budgets cuts slated for the Illinois Department of Department Humans Services, cuts which had threaten to eliminate 80% of the Illinois substance abuse and treatment services and wipe out other human service programs by March 15, according … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Slashes Illinois Human Services Funding, Prompts Opposition from Illinois Lawmakers

(Springfield, IL) — February 21, 2011. The Friday bad news dump of deep mid-year budget cuts to multiple state human service programs by Governor Pat Quinn prompted advocates to alert numerous lawmakers who are now hopping mad and pushing back swiftly against the Governor’s cuts. Continue reading »

If Vagina Gel to Blunt HIV/AIDS Transmission Confirmed, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Pledges Legislative Action

(Chicago, IL) — July 25, 2010. The XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna this week announced that a new vaginal gel has been shown to significantly reduce a woman’s risk of being infected with HIV, which is prompting a pledge of legislative action by State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago). Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn OKs Rep Sara Feigenholtz’s Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission Bill

(Skokie, IL) — July 15, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today signed a bill into law that creates the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission. “We must remember the tragedy of the Holocaust and other genocides that have occurred throughout history,” said Governor Quinn. “The Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission will remind everyone in Illinois of the … Continue reading »

Advocates, Lawmakers Want Governor Pat Quinn to Reject Waiting List for People Needing HIV/AIDS Medication; Quinn Non-Committal

(Chicago, IL) — May 24, 2010. “What a clear example of what a fiasco this budget is,” said State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago). Steans was commenting on a state advisory panel vote on May 21 to urge the state to immediately close the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to new applicants and begin a … Continue reading »

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Bill to Grant Illinois Adult Adoptees Original Birth Certificate Gets Gov. Pat Quinn’s Approval

(Chicago, IL) — May 21, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today signed a bill into law that provides adopted adults greater access to copies of their original birth certificates without having to get a court order. The new law will also help adopted adults learn more about their birth families, including medical histories. “This new law … Continue reading »

Sara Feigenholtz: New Law Will Grant Illinois Adult Adopted Children Access to Their Birth Certificates

By State Representative Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) (Springfield, IL) – The desire to know the facts of one’s history is an attempt to understand the age-old questions:  Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I come from? For an estimated 200,000 Illinois adult adoptees, they currently are unable to fully answer these questions. Under … Continue reading »

Bits: State Rep Sara Feigenholtz Gets “Visionary Award” at the “Eye Ball”

(Chicago, IL) — March 16, 2010. The Illinois Eye Institute Foundation honored State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) at the Four Seasons hotel on Saturday night. The foundation bestowed the organization’s “Visionary Award” at its annual “Eye Ball”. Cute. Feigenholtz, a 16-year veteran of the Illinois General Assembly, is the chair of the House Human Services … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Democratic Women Call on Quinn, Cross, Cullerton, Madigan, Radogno to Pass “Comprehensive Tax Reform”

(Springfield, IL) — March 16, 2010. From the Department of Wishful Thinking, more than 200 mostly Democratic women have sent a letter to Governor Pat Quinn, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego), and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) demanding that they pass a “comprehensive tax reform” package. In the … Continue reading »

State Rep Sara Feigenholtz Takes Aim at Looming Financial Crisis in Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program

(Chicago, IL) — January 25, 2010. State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago), Chair of the Human Services Appropriations Committee, on Friday convened the committee at a public hearing to tackle the looming financial crisis in the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and HIV prevention programs. The state AIDS drug program, which currently 4,600 people, is … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Attorney General Lisa Madigan Tips Her Hand in House Race to Succeed John Fritchey–and It’s Ann Williams

(Chicago, IL) — January 19, 2010. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has tipped her hand in the race on Chicago’s north side to succeed John Fritchey in Illinois’ 11th House district. Madigan’s preferred candidate in the Democratic primary–which includes attorneys Dan Farley and Ed Mullen–is Ann Williams. How do we know? A drive by the … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Mike Quigley Endorses State Rep Candidate Dan Farley; Takes Subtle Swipe At Opponent Ann Williams

(Chicago, IL) — December 21, 2009. The gloves are off. In the race to succeed to succeed State Rep. John Fritchey on Chicago’s north side, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Chicago) today endorsed former Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Dan Farley and took scarcely veiled swipe at one of Farley’s opponents, Ann Williams. “Dan Farley is … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Sara Feigenholtz Endorses State Rep Candidate Ann Williams for John Fritchey’s House Seat

(Chicago, IL) — December 18, 2009. Democratic state representative candidate Ann Williams has reeled in a key endorsement from State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) for the 11th district House seat being vacated by John Fritchey on Chicago’s north side. “[Ann Williams] has the experience, smarts, and tenacity to push for solutions that make a real … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Schoenberg, Reitz Law to Grab $1.15 Billion from Feds for Illinois Hospitals

(Chicago, IL) — November 20, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation at a press conference today that could draw an estimated $1.15 billion in new federal Medicaid dollars to Illinois to help speed payments to thousands of local hospitals, fund social service providers, and provide relief to the state’s beleaguered budget. “Trucking off to Children’s … Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: Tom Cross Worries Pat Quinn Will Sell Lincoln’s Tomb; Maloney; Steans, Lang, Feigenholtz, Jones, and Luechtefeld

“It would be irresponsible for a governor to move forward on something of this magnitude. without having a debate on it,” Tom Cross said Monday. “What if he says tomorrow that he’s going to sell Lincoln’s Tomb?” Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Candidate Todd Connnor, Former SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt Bash Water District Bond Deal that Flushed $68 Million in Taxpayer Money Down the Sewer

(Chicago, IL) — November 9, 2009. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago Board of Commissioners last Thursday got a pasting from financial analyst Daniel Kaplan and candidate Todd Connor–who is aiming to join the board’s ranks–over a botched bond deal that cost Cook County area taxpayers $68 million. The MWRD cleans sludge. … Continue reading »

Illinois 2010 Elections: Pat Quinn Gets Fritchey, Lang, Silverstein Endorsements–Chicago Tribune Says “…Former Blagojevich Allies”

(Chicago, IL) — November 6, 2009. Illinois Democratic lawmakers State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago), Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie), and State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) today endorsed Governor Pat Quinn in the Illinois 2010 Democratic primary for governor over Comptroller Dan Hynes at a press conference on Chicago’s North Side. Hynes, a constituent … Continue reading »

Pro-Life-Cherry-Picker “Investigates” State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz’s Receipt of Community Service Award in Cathoic School Basement

(Chicago, IL) — November 4, 2009. From the Department of Kid-You-Not, a Pro-Life Cherry-Picker has launched an “investigation” to determine how State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) received a community service award in the school basement of St. Clement’s Church in Chicago. “Catholic columnist” Matt C. Abbott revealed in a blog post at Renew America on … Continue reading »

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