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‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday ‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday

‘Juneteenth’ becomes official state holiday

The day that marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 when some of the last enslaved Americans learned that they had been freed is now an official state holiday in Illinois.

Latino group sues to block new Illinois maps Latino group sues to block new Illinois maps

Latino group sues to block new Illinois maps

A second lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Illinois seeking to block the use of a redistricting plan that Democrats pushed through the General Assembly, this one by a group that represents Latin American communities.

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