Illinois

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Outrage as McDonald’s CEO appears to blame parents of slain Chicago children
Chris Kempczinski said his comments about fatally shot children in text to Chicago mayor lacked ‘empathy and compassion’

Gloria Oladipo

04, Nov, 2021 @2:52 PM

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US judge revokes mother’s right to visit son over her refusal to get Covid vaccine
Rebecca Firlit, 39, refused to get coronavirus vaccine and complains that hearing ‘was just supposed to be about expenses and child support’

Richard Luscombe

30, Aug, 2021 @1:52 PM

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Illinois is first state to bar police from lying to juveniles during interrogations
Effort aims to reduce false confessions, as other measures seek to reduce prison population and support restorative justice

Guardian staff and agencies

16, Jul, 2021 @8:08 PM

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Asian American history to be taught in all Illinois public schools
State will be first in US to ensure students learn about Asian Americans’ contributions to the nation’s culture and history

Sarah Betancourt

13, Jul, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Where the buffalo roam: world’s longest wildlife bridge could cross the Mississippi
Conservationist aims to replace ageing bridge with bison preserve, benefiting environment and spotlighting Indigenous history

Kari Paul

27, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Man who spent 22 years in solitary urges Illinois to curb ‘psychological torture’
Anthony Gay, who calls solitary confinement ‘wrong, despicable and horrible’, hopes bill passed by lower house will become law

Richard Luscombe

12, May, 2021 @6:33 PM

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‘It’s derogatory’: one man’s four-decade fight against his town’s Native ‘mascot’
Ted Trujillo has been fighting for years against the use of the racist ‘Redskins’ mascot in a high school in Morris, Illinois

Hallie Golden

09, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘They couldn’t care less’: plan to solve sewage crisis in Illinois town merely ‘a patch’
Residents of Centreville, a majority-Black town, say their calls for help have been met with silence or half-measures from local officials

Eric Lutz

13, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Coronavirus: US midwest sees signs of a new wave as hospitalisations soar
ICU beds fill in Michigan as case counts approach November highs, while Minnesota and Illinois also face growing numbers

Oliver Milman

10, Apr, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Illinois Latinos criticize plan to rename school after 'deporter-in-chief' Obama
Families in Waukegan attack Obama’s record on deportation and say using his name would be ‘painful for the community’

Victoria Bekiempis

01, Apr, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Illinois city approves first reparations program for Black residents
A $400,000 housing grant with guaranteed funding in Evanston is first such initiative to tackle legacy of slavery

Jewel Wicker

23, Mar, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Chicago suburb to become first city to provide reparations to Black residents for housing
Evanston city council to vote on the issue on 22 March for an initial disbursement of about $400,000 for housing needs

Oliver Milman

11, Mar, 2021 @2:58 PM

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