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Mayfield Responds to Vista Hospital Loss of Trauma Designation

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is reacting with outrage after Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan had its trauma center designation revoked on Friday, following the failure of its owners to properly manage it. “Waukegan is a low-income, working-class community that is now without a trauma center hospital,” Mayfield said. “This is …

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Mayfield Passes Emergency Vehicle Safety Law in Honor of Waukegan Resident Killed by Ambulance

WAUKEGAN, Ill. – Ambulances and other emergency vehicles will be required to take additional steps before crossing red-light intersections under a law championed by state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, following the death of a Waukegan man struck and killed by an ambulance last year. “We can all understand why an ambulance transporting a patient to …

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Mayfield Passes Law Requiring Creation of Statewide Literacy Education Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will be required to create a statewide literacy plan by early 2024 under a newly-effective law sponsored by state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan. “Education is the cornerstone of the economy and every other initiative important to our communities—and literacy, in turn, is the cornerstone of …

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Mayfield Bill Banning Housing Discrimination Based on Dog Breed Becomes Law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill by state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, protecting homeowners from discrimination at the hands of insurers on the basis of the breed of a pet dog, has become law after being signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. “Breed-based discrimination is wrong because the ideas it rests on have been thoroughly debunked and …

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Mayfield Champions Compassionate, Responsible Budget Focused on Public Safety

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois has a new state budget that adds focus to public safety efforts while still prioritizing both fiscal responsibility and compassion, thanks in part to the leadership of state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, who chairs the crucial Appropriations-Public Safety Committee. “Each of us is all too familiar with the pressing issues impacting …

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Mayfield Passes Bill Establishing Statewide Literacy Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will soon be required to consult with stakeholders as it develops and adopts a comprehensive statewide literacy plan for students in K-12 schools, under a bill passed by state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan. “We all know how important literacy is,” Mayfield said. “Sadly, we’ve all …

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Mayfield Passes Bill to End Dog Breed Discrimination by Insurers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, recently passed a bill that protects dog owners from housing discrimination based on the breed of dog they own. Breed-based discrimination by can lead to higher prices and even to difficulty in finding affordable housing based on outdated and biased beliefs about what breeds are “dangerous.” “Nobody …

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Mayfield Promotes Insurance Equity for Ex-Convicts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is aiming to promote reduced recidivism with a measure that would prevent insurance companies operating in Illinois from engaging in discrimination, denying coverage or charging higher premiums to applicants or insured people based on their status as a formerly convicted person. “Once a convicted person has served …

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Mayfield Promotes Insurance Equity for Ex-Convicts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is aiming to promote reduced recidivism with a measure that would prevent insurance companies operating in Illinois from engaging in discrimination, denying coverage or charging higher premiums to applicants or insured people based on their status as a formerly convicted person. “Once a convicted person has served their …

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