Edith Lee-Payne
(Rowland Scherman)
August 21, 2013

At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child

For the month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capital from all over the country for the mass demonstration.


August 20, 2013

Judge Rules Against Casinos In Blago-Linked Case

A judge in a long-running civil case has ruled against casinos that claimed Illinois legislators passed laws helping competitors in the racetrack industry under pressure from then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.


dual language teacher at Leal Elementary School
(Sean Powers/WILL)
August 20, 2013

State Senate Panel Looking At Education Funding

State funding for education in Illinois has dropped by hundreds of millions of dollars in the past several years. A group of state senators is looking at updating the education funding forumla. 


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