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State Officials Celebrate Juneteenth, Say More Needs to Be Done

STATE OFFICIALS ARE CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH, BUT SAY MORE MUST BE DONE.

 

LAST SUMMER GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER SIGNED A LAW CREATING THE HOLIDAY, MARKING THE END OF SLAVERY IN THE U-S. JUNETEENTH LATER BECAME A FEDERAL HOLIDAY. TODAY (MONDAY) HE JOINED AN EVENT IN CHICAGO, ECHOING THE SENTIMENTS OF MANY THAT THE FIGHT ISN'T OVER.

 

 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JULIANA STRATTON IS THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN TO HOLD THE POSITION IN ILLINOIS.

 

 

GOVERNOR PRITZKER SAYS THE STATE IS MAKING STRIDES WITH INVESTMENTS IN VIOLENCE REDUCTON PROGRAMS, JOB TRAINING AND EDUCATION AND REFORMS TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

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