Events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board:
Brown v. Board of
Education Illinois still faces segregation issue
and wealth still determine a child’s chance at a good education
in Illinois Issues May 2004.
Issues May 27, 2004
Senate Majority Leader Vince Demuzio of Carlinville died April
27 just a little more than a week before what would have been
his 63rd birthday. He had been the SenateĚs longest-serving member
and was known for his mentoring and coalition building skills.
The former chair of the Illinois Democratic Party was a major
advocate for education and the needs of downstate Illinois. Shortly
after his 1974 election to the Senate, he joined forces with a
group of Democratic independents. The "crazy eights"
held up election of the president in that chamber to win leadership
roles for downstaters, minorities and women.
Issues May 5, 2004
the dailies are saying
Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/
Herald (suburban Chicago) http://dailyherald.com/
The State Journal-Register http://www.sj-r.com/
St. Louis Post-Dispatch http://www.stltoday.com/
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