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What is Waukegan State Rep. Rita Mayfield doing in Calumet City?

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CALUMET CITY, Ill. - eTradeWire -- Why is Rita Mayfield, an Illinois State Representative from the 60th District, who represents Waukegan, North Chicago, Gurnee, Beach Park and Park City, being paid $5,000 a month as a consultant to Calumet City? This consulting fee in addition to her base salary as a State Representative which is $69,464.

As a consultant to Calumet City, she is being paid $60,000 a year to restructure the Department of Inspectional Services which does building and code enforcement. To date there do not appear to be any reports,  papers or work product produced. Her resume and bio do not show any experience or expertise in this area of building codes or inspections services.

The more interesting thing is that even with two jobs, both paid by Illinois taxpayers, Mayfield has time to lash out at City Clerk Nyota Figgs on social media with a series of lies and defamatory allegations.

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This raises the question, did Mayor/State Representative Thaddeus Jones actually hire Consultant/State Representative Rita Mayfield to work for Calumet City, or, just to be a crony in his bullying campaign against Clerk Figgs? The only thing we have proof of is the bullying job, no proof on the consulting side.

On social media, Mayfield has repeatedly tried to amplify false allegations that Jones has made against Clerk Figgs. What is truly remarkable is that Jones is using not only free social media, but he is also using a paid text service. Are the taxpayer's also paying for the text service?

Mayfield and Jones have accused Clerk Figgs of not doing her job and publicly lied about the amount she is paid.  At the same time, Jones has repeatedly tried to block her from being able to do her job.

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