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State Rep. Mayfield Responds to Hospital’s Failing Grade on Safety

05/20/2022 WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Representative Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, expressed concern after a hospital in her district received a failing grade on patient safety from Leapfrog, a non-government watchdog. Vista Medical Center East, on Sheridan Rd. in Waukegan, was the only hospital in Illinois to receive a grade of ‘F’. “For any hospital to fail …

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‘RIGHT TO READ’ SPONSORS ANNOUNCE AMBITIOUS SUMMER PLANS FOR LITERACY REFORM DISCUSSIONS

SPRINGFIELD – State Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D—Maywood) and State Representative Rita Mayfield (D—Waukegan), along with numerous education stakeholders, are excited to announce a collaboration-filled summer of literacy discussions. Recent literacy policy efforts sparked robust, productive conversations among state, local, and national experts, who have agreed to meet throughout the spring and summer …

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Gun Safety Report A+

The safety and well being of everyone in our community is of the utmost importance to me. Far too often it is young people who are killed in incidents involving firearms. That is why I puruse sensible firearm safety legislation. I am proud and thankful to receive an A+ rating from the Gun Violence Prevention …

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Letter to Mauricio Gutierrez President and CEO NRG Energy, Inc. Regarding Coal Plant

Mauricio Gutierrez President and CEO NRG Energy, Inc. 910 Louisiana Street Houston, TX 77002 Dear Mr. Gutierrez, As federal and state representatives for the people living in and around Waukegan, IL, we write on behalf of our constituents’ concerns about the long-term impact of the NRG coal plant on the surrounding community. With the understanding …

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Mayfield Measure to Protect Immigrant Families Signed into Law

WAUKEGAN, Ill. – A new law spearheaded by state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, will prohibit local governments from signing contracts with the federal government to detain immigrants and will institute protections for immigrants to ensure law enforcement personnel and resources are not being deputized by the federal government for immigration enforcement. “Local sheriffs and police …

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