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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Illinois' Rep. Emanuel 'Chris' Welch Is the State's First Black Speaker of the House, but Past Allegations Cast a Shadow

The state of Illinois can boast being the home of many well-known Black politicians who made history—Harold Washington (Chicago’s first Black mayor) current mayor Lori Lightfoot (the city’s first who is a Black woman and openly gay), and former President Barack Obama. On Wednesday, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch…

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Both Illinois Senators Ask Joe Biden to Designate Site of 1908 Springfield Race Riot as a National Monument

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