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Sara Feigenholtz

Illinois Flirts With Its Own Sandy Hook

David Ormsby | Posted 02.27.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

When the governor proposes his FY 2014 budget in March, rather pushing another round of mental health funding cuts, Quinn needs to recommend more money for mental health care.

Illinois Adopts Ban On Shark Fin Trade

Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

Illinois became the first inland state, fifth in the U.S., to pass a comprehensive ban against the trade, sale or distribution of shark fins on Sunday...

Will Illinois Become The Next State To Ban Shark Fin?

Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago

Illinois may soon follow in the footsteps of California and three other states by moving to ban the possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark f...

WATCH: Chicago Mom Adopts Her Own Children

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

Yolanda Miller spent more than a decade fighting her addiction to crack cocaine. During that time, she struggled as 10 of her 11 children were taken a...

Governor Pat Quinn Is Moving to Pay Illinois' Overdue Bills

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Quinn's administration is planning to move forward next week with an expanded program to sell a big chunk of the state's $5.3 billion of vendor-owed debt to Wall Street banks and hedge funds.

Political Will

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Whether your state is red, blue, or some shade in between, no matter. Vote on November 2nd. And when you do, be sure to vote for the people who are putting kids first.

Cook County Dems Try Linking Bill Brady To GOP Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Female Democratic leaders turned up the heat on Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady at a press conference on Friday, pressuring him over a g...

Illinois Reverses Adoption Privacy Law

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The bill, HB5428, removes the current automatic confidentiality a birth mother receives when giving a child up for adoption. Now, that information wil...

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

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Let's hope Governor Quinn can scrape up the commitment and the $9.7 million out of a $25 billion budget to provide HIV/AID drugs to help keep people, your neighbors, alive.

Political Newcomer, Water District Candidate Todd Connor Is on a Roll

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Connor is likely the hottest candidate who has stormed onto the 2010 Cook County political stage.

Candidate, Former SEC Chairman Bash Water Deal that Flushed $68 Million Down the Sewer

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District got a pasting last Thursday over a botched bond deal that cost Cook County area taxpayers $68 million.

Dan Hynes' Tax Plan Would Shield Illinois Legislature, Governor From Tax Hike and Other Campaign News

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

If Hynes ultimately were to become governor and enact his plan, the entire Illinois governing class would be exempt from an Illinois income tax increase. Oops.

Quigley Attack Goes Off the Tracks in Fifth Congressional District Race

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Fritchey and Feigenholtz had the courage to take a tough vote to keep the buses and trains running for thousands of their constituents and thousands of Quigley's.

Geoghegan's Failed Congressional Bid Lays Progressive Groundwork: Sirota

In These Times | David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is a value in backing long shots, even if those long shots lose. In Geoghegan's case, many progressives supported someone who has been an import...

Feigenholtz The Front Runner To Replace Quigley On County Board: Report

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

[S[tate Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, who finished third in the Democratic primary won by Mr. Quilgey, has emerged as the clear front runner to ge...

Feigenholtz May Seek Quigley's County Board Seat, Source Says

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Undoubtedly, the County hospital would profit from Feigenholtz's health care zeal and expertise, but too many depend on her in Springfield. She's needed there.

Mike Quigley Wins Democratic Primary To Replace Rahm Emanuel In Congress

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 11:00 P.M. Though poised to follow Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich and Dan Rostenkowski as the Congressman from Illinois' Fifth District, Cook C...

Sara Feigenholtz Fights for Emanuel's Seat

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcia G. Yerman

Using the Obama model of building a strong grassroots base, Feigenholtz has tapped into the social media playbook with a profile on Facebook and updates on Twitter.

Daley's Candidate in the Illinois Fifth Congressional District Election: Feigenholtz?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Why would Feigenholtz have the Mayor's favor? Because the others seem to have his disfavor.

All Emanuel Replacement Candidates Make Case In 30 Seconds (LISTEN)

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are 23 candidates running to replace Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District. We asked each of them to give us their 30 second pitch....

Emanuel Replacement Race: Feigenholtz Holds Money Lead, Tribune Reaffirms Quigley Support, Nate Silver Sets Odds

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With under three days before Democratic voters will choose a nominee to replace Rahm Emanuel in the Fifth Congressional District, the eager candidates...

In His Bathrobe, Sun-Times Reporter Gets Visit From Emanuel Replacement Candidate Feigenholtz

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

I'm about to step into the shower as the doorbell rings. I open the front door in my robe, barefoot, unshaven, my hair askew. State Rep. Sarah Feigen...

Feigenholtz Campaign Sign In Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Front Yard

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has not publicly endorsed anyone in Tuesday's special primary to replace him in the U.S. House, but a campaign...

Hynes Endorses Feigenholtz In Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes today will become the first statewide elected official to make an endorsement in the hotly contested race to replace fo...

Feigenholtz Leads Emanuel Replacement Race Fundraising

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The last major reporting period for candidates hoping to succeed Rahm Emanuel in Congress ended Thursday night and here is the Chicago Sun-Times' firs...