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Perspectives on Progress: Welch calls for broad, systemic reforms in wake of protests Perspectives on Progress: Welch calls for broad, systemic reforms in wake of protests

Perspectives on Progress: Welch calls for broad, systemic reforms in wake of protests

In the wake of nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, Chicago-area Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch is calling for a statewide response to hold police accountable for excessive use of force and to address what he sees as “institutional racism” that has devastated many black communities in Illinois.

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NEW: Capitol Cast - Perspectives on Progress   

Capitol News Illinois launched its new "Perspectives on Progress" podcast series Monday, June 8 in an effort to broadcast conversations about race in America and Illinois. To begin the series, the Statehouse news bureau reached out to the 31 members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus to hear their perspectives and share their experiences with racism and their thoughts on what actions, legislatively or otherwise, are needed to move forward. Today's guest is Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City.


 

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