Endorsed by the Chicago Tribune
Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, worked diligently this year to secure funding for state universities that were suffering the most due to the budget impasse. She also openly protested when she felt industry lobbyists involved in sports betting legislation crossed an ethical line by allegedly offering donations in exchange for votes. The lobbyists denied it, but Mayfield stayed firm and split from her colleagues to vote against the bill. She is endorsed.