Discrimination

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s campaign operation is striking back against a group of former workers who’re suing for racial discrimination.

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New research says discrimination and segregation continue to plague Illinois and other Midwestern states.

According to the report "Race in the Heartland," while more black Americans live in the 12-state Midwestern region, equity metrics here are worse than in other states.

A Chicago-based think tank on Tuesday called for a federal investigation into racial disparity in small-business lending.

Banks in Illinois, and the nation as a whole, are more likely to lend to white-owned small businesses as opposed to their minority counterparts to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Few people like going to the doctor. But for some, that fear is compounded by discrimination and history. For black Americans, the pervasive history of racism in America bleeds into virtually every facet of life, including the doctor’s office — with devastating results.

Rahim Khalil is a beauty supply store owner in Carbondale. He also has a degree in social work. As a black man, he says he’s felt disrespected by the medical system, and he’s talked to customers with similar feelings.

The Democratic candidate for Illinois governor is facing a racial discrimination lawsuit against his campaign — from his own campaign workers.

Ten current and former staffers accuse J.B. Pritzker’s campaign operation of subjecting them to harassment and retaliation. Pritzker denies the accusations.

The owners and operators of a southern Illinois mobile home park have agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit that accused them of discrimination.

The U.S. district court for Southern Illinois approved the settlement Monday between the Justice Department and Williams Trailer Court in Marion.