Senator Feigenholtz Celebrates National Adoption Day

Reminds adoptees they can access their original birth certificates CHICAGO – In honoring National Adoption Day, State Senator Sara Feigenholtz is also celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Original Birth Certificate Access Law. Before its passage, birth certificates for adoptees remained sealed under state law. The historic legislation made Illinois the most populous state in the nation at the time to grant access and

Feigenholtz encourages local organizations to apply for new tourism funding

CHICAGO – Nearly $3 million in new funding is available to help counties, municipalities, non-profit organizations and promotional groups revitalize Illinois’ tourism industry by promoting events, destinations and tourist attractions, thanks to support from State Senator Sara Feigenholtz. The Illinois Travel and Tourism Grant Program will match up to $100,000 in project funds to drive tourism activity across the state by investing in marketing

Traffic along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

Illinois EPA unveils plan for restoring vehicle emissions test sites in Chicago, thanks to Feigenholtz law

CHICAGO – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency released a plan Friday to replace the vehicle emission testing sites that have been closed in the City of Chicago since 2016, thanks to a law championed by State Senator Sara Feigenholtz. “I am pleased that IEPA’s plan incorporates new self-service kiosks and proposes to utilize the former high-capacity station on Forest Preserve Drive, which is still