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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:12 am
 In 2013, one out of every 266 people in Illinois was in prison. For African-American residents, it was one in every 68 people.That’s just one of the shocking facts illustrating the serious rac...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 09:56 am

Linking east side to Decatur provides urban representation

A new election map approved by the Illinois General Assembly could result in better representation for Springfield’s east side.Ward 3 Ald. Doris Turner testified at a May 24 hearing of the Illin...
Thursday, April 14, 2011 06:33 am

Lawmakers urged to avoid splitting up minority communites

Minority groups in Springfield and statewide are calling for better representation as the Illinois legislature mulls redistricting plans.At an Illinois Senate Redistricting Committee hearing April 4, ...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 11:42 am

Discrimination case highlights state’s farm demographics

Urging his fellow lawmakers to release funding for a discrimination lawsuit originally settled more than a decade ago, U.S. Sen. Roland Burris last month pointed to the increasingly homogenous culture...

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