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Gov Creates Black Commission To Examine Disparities In Illinois
August 16, 2011
A bill signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will create a commission to research the disparities facing African-Americans in the areas of healthcare, health services, employment, education, criminal justice, housing and other social and economic issues. “We know that disparities exist within the African-American community, preventing some from achieving their full potential,” Governor Quinn said in a statement. ...
Illinois Police Question Traffic-Stop Study
August 11, 2011
The 2010 results for a traffic stop study were just released by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The study is supposed to determine whether minority drivers were being stopped and ticketed more often than white drivers in Illinois. Since 2004, every officer who makes a traffic stop is required to fill out a separate form indicating the driver’s race, the reason for the stop, whether the driver was given a ticket or warning and whether the car was searched. Each department compiles the annual statistics and reports them to the state. ...
US Sues Illinois City For Housing Discrimination
August 05, 2011
The federal government has filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against the city of Joliet in Illinois. The lawsuit filed in Chicago claims Joliet hasn't offered an affordable housing plan to accommodate the mostly black residents who'd be displaced by the planned condemnation of the Evergreen Terrace housing complex. The Department of Justice lawsuit alleges that the city violated the Fair Housing Act and the Housing and Community Development Act by taking a series of actions, culminating in the taking through eminent domain ...
Illinois Gov Signs Immigrant Education Law
August 01, 2011
Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed legislation giving undocumented immigrant students access to educational benefits today. This makes Illinois the second state in less than a week to pass legislation aimed at bolstering education for undocumented immigrants. The "Dream Act" will establish a private fund, administered ...
ILLINOIS POLICE BIAS CONTINUES
July 13, 2011
An annual report released today by the Illinois Department of Transportation reveals that Illinois State Police troopers continued to ask motorists of color for permission to search their car without cause at a higher rate than white drivers during 2010. The report documents that the pattern identified ...
ACLU Alleges Bias In Illinois Police Searches
June 08, 2011
"Years of data make clear that consent searches by the ISP are conducted in a racially disparate manner," said Harvey Grossman, legal director for the ACLU of Illinois. ...
Illinois Congressional Redistricting Map Still Under Wraps
May 27, 2011
For the second time in 10 days, the Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly have released a redistricting map only to pull it off their website. ...
Hispanics Want More From Illinois Redistricting
May 25, 2011
“We believe that HB 3760 does not create a sufficient number of districts for Latino electoral opportunities to comply with the (federal) Voting Rights Act." ...
Illinois Withdraws From Federal Immigration Program
May 05, 2011
"Governor Quinn took the state of Illinois one step forward toward sensible solutions for our broken immigration system." ...
Illinois Praised For Death Penalty Repeal
March 11, 2011
“These measures will enable Illinois to use the savings gained from ending the death penalty to provide a reparation award to children of murder victims." ...
Illinois Town Sues Gang Members
September 16, 2010
Illinois AG Sues For Discrimination Against Minority Borrowers
June 30, 2010
Madigan’s complaint alleges that the former mortgage giant steered African American and Latino borrowers ...
The Racial Divide Among Unemployed Illinoisans
May 21, 2010
The entire nation is watching and waiting for the economy to solidly rebound, and for job opportunities to rebound along with it. But few stand more ready than the people of Illinois, one of the top ten states in terms of unemployment. In April, the unemployment rate in Illinois was 11.2 percent, and within the pool of ...
Minority Workers Victims Of Wage Theft In Illinois
April 08, 2010
Controversial Gun Bill Advances In The Illinois General Assembly
March 15, 2010
Law-abiding African Americans and Hispanics would take it on the chin under a bill now moving through the Illinois General Assembly. Sponsored by Rep. Harry Osterman ...
Organizations Seek Illinois Fair Map Amendment
February 22, 2010
He said he believes the plan that Czarnik and Republican state senate leaders are pushing does not take minority areas of the state into account. He said changing the wording of the Illinois Voting Rights Act to prevent lawmakers from drawing boundaries is not ...
U Of Illinois Grant Will Work To Improve Health Of Older Minorities
February 19, 2010
Illinois Lieutenant Governor's Race And The Black Community
February 18, 2010
The Tribune reports that Congressmen Bobby Rush, Jesse Jackson Jr., and Danny Davis have all signed the letter that asks for "uniform, comprehensive and transparent criteria" in the selection of the new Democratic nominee. ...
Minority Teen Jobs Disappearing In Illinois, Report Says
January 26, 2010
Nearly 48 out of 100 affluent, white teens in Illinois held a job in 2008, versus just 13 of 100 low-income black teens, and just 23 of 100 Latino teens. All of ...
Free Tax Help Available to Low-Income
January 14, 2010
Illinois Senate To Study School Discipline
November 25, 2009
U Of Illinois Starts Program To Study Cell Pain
November 10, 2009
Illinois measure would allow use of tobacco indoors at tribal ceremonies
October 29, 2009
Task force and contractors address minority employment in Illinois
October 29, 2009
U of Illinois Receives Grant to Fund Study of Immigration in Chicago Suburbs
October 23, 2009
Shooting by Police Ignites Racial Tensions in
October 05, 2009
Forgotten News About the University of Illinois
September 21, 2009
Upon review, the summary for minority participation is shameful, with fewer than 20 black board members serving their appointment terms. ...
Nonprofits Launch New Campaign to Boost Illinois Census Results
September 02, 2009
Black Illinois U.S. Senate candidate gets endorsements
September 01, 2009
"Cheryle brings people together from across the economic and political spectrum to solve problems facing everyday people: working and middle-class, poor and unemployed, entrepreneurs and small-business owners, the under and uninsured. She doesn't wait for permission to lead - she just leads." ...
$3 MILLION GRANT CONTINUES LESBIAN HEALTH RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
July 22, 2009
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