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‘What is it that America is failing to hear?’- Hundreds drive through downtown Springfield to protest police brutality

Shawn Gregory, Springfield's Ward 2 Alderman (left) and  Sunshine Clemons Black Lives Matter organizer (middle) give speeches right before Sunday's Solidarity Procession on May 31st, 2020 in Downtown Springfield, IL.

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

May 31, 2020

Hundreds of cars drove through the streets of downtown Springfield today to protest police brutality following the death of George Floyd.

Gallery: Reopen Illinois Rally

Orphans of the American Dream hosted the Reopen Illinois Rally in downtown Springfield where protesters displayed flags and signs supporting their disapproval towards the shelter-in-place order on April 25, 2020 at the Illinois State Capital Building.

By Jared Treece, Staff Photographer

April 25, 2020

Orphans of the American Dream hosted the Reopen Illinois Rally in downtown Springfield where protesters displayed flags and signs showing their disapproval towards the shelter-in-place order.

Video: Lost experiences and uncertain futures: Students speak out amid COVID-19

Video: Lost experiences and uncertain futures: Students speak out amid COVID-19

By Jared Treece, Multimedia Staff

April 24, 2020

Students from across the country speak about lost experiences and uncertain futures amid the COVID-19 outbreak in this documentary.

Photo of the Day: “Happy Quarantine Easter!”

Easter decorations are set up on a front yard on Monroe Street in Niles, Illinois on Sunday, April 12. The Facebook group “Emerson Place Neighbors” requested families in the neighborhood to put up an Easter display so area children can have an egg hunt that follows social distancing guidelines.

By Danny Connolly, Guest Contributor

April 12, 2020

Guest contributor Danny Connolly documents Easter in Niles, Illinois.

Gallery: Playground closures and community support

The playground equipment at Ni-Ridge Park in Park Ridge, Illinois is wrapped in caution tape to discourage children from playing. Illinois Executive Order 2020-10 closed all public playgrounds in the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

By Danny Connolly, Guest Contributer

April 1, 2020

Guest contributer Danny Connolly documents coronavirus responses in Park Ridge, Illinois.

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