April 16, 2021

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch creates task force to review all monuments on state property

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch creates task force to review all monuments on state property



The pedestal for a statue of Pierre Menard, an early Illinois settler and politician who was also a slave owner, sits empty on the lawn of the Illinois State Capitol, Sept. 28, 2020, in Springfield. Statues of Stephen A. Douglas and Menard were removed days before. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register)



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