State Task Force Considers Redesigning, Moving Monument Of MLK Jr.

SPRINGFIELD — Members of the state’s task force on statues and monuments discussed ways to relocate the statue of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and improve the statue’s image in the context of King’s legacy in Illinois. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White testified Wednesday during the task force hearing that the […]

Secretary Of State Calls For New Martin Luther King Statue On Capitol Grounds

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on Tuesday said it’s time for the state to construct a new statue commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., as the current statue’s rendering “does not properly reflect Dr. King,” White said in a news release. White said he would personally contribute the first $5,000 in funding the […]

Champaign Unit 4 Students Receive Nonviolence Training

A group of 13 students from Centennial High School in Champaign traveled to Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month for a two-day training in nonviolence strategies. The trip, dubbed a “Peace Pilgrimage,” was led by Centennial teacher, Jennifer Hindes.  The students received training in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s  six principles of non-violence at the Southern […]

Communities Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday

Martin Luther King bust, Danville

DANVILLE – On Monday, two Central Illinois communities are planning tributes to the life and mission of Martin Luther King, Jr.  The civil rights icon led non-violent protests against racial segregation, poverty and war during the 1950’s and 60’s. Had he not been assassinated in 1968, King would have turned 91-years-old in 2020. Mary Thompson […]