Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Celebrates Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Upon the historic confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement: “Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is one of the most impressive, qualified and fair-minded Supreme...

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...

Mayfield Prioritizes Communities of Color and Working Families

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, issued the following statement reflecting on the Illinois House of Representatives’ spring legislative session: “This year, we took two steps forward after taking a step back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Black Caucus Health Care Reform Measure Signed into Law, Marking Fourth Pillar of Agenda to Address Systemic Racism

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) is celebrating the signing of the Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act, a historic measure to address the systemic racial inequalities within the state’s health care system, into law by Gov....

Mayfield Responds to Governor’s Budget Address

WAUKEGAN, Ill. – State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, released the following statement in response to Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget address on Wednesday: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on us all. At this point last year, my hope was to build a strong...