Feigenholtz honors local Illinois State Scholars

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) recently honored 352 local high school students who were named 2021-22 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Illinois State Scholar winners rank in approximately the top 10% of the state’s high school seniors from 676 high schools in all 102 counties. Selection is based on a combination of standardized test scores and class rank

Feigenholtz plan prohibits DCFS from restraining children

SPRINGFIELD – In response to several instances of shackles and other hard restraints being used during the transport of youth in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services, State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) is sponsoring a measure that restricts the use of restraints. “When a kid in DCFS care is being moved, that process alone already has the potential to be

Feigenholtz moves to extend Holocaust Commission

SPRINGFIELD – With the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission set to expire on Jan. 1, 2022, State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago), one of two Jewish members of the Illinois Senate, is sponsoring a measure to extend the expiration by ten years. “The Holocaust is among the most heinous events in human history,” Feigenholtz said. “Nearly a century later, not only are we seeing more