June 14, 1998 |
A black teenager said he was grabbed by three white youths who yelled racial slurs and dragged him alongside their moving vehicle. Baron Manning, 17, said he suffered an eye injury and abrasions. Manning said the boys called him over to the vehicle early Friday, grabbed him through an open window by his shirt and dragged him until the cloth ripped and he fell near the back wheels. "He indicated to me that his head was about an inch from the wheel of the vehicle," the Rev.
September 1, 1995 |
The Germans came, the Greeks came, the Italians came, the Poles came. Generations of immigrants followed the lure of steady jobs to this factory town of 32,000 people on Salt Creek. Wages from the assembly line paid the rent at first and, later, the mortgage on the ranchers, split-levels and saltboxes near the industrial parks.
May 7, 1991 |
Most private golf clubs in the Chicago area remain closed to blacks and women a year after the PGA began examining exclusionary policies at courses serving as hosts to tournaments, a published report says. Of 74 private country clubs in the metropolitan area, 10 have accepted blacks and 26 have allowed women the same status as male club members, the Chicago Tribune reported. PGA tournaments can be played only at clubs allowing blacks and women as members.
August 16, 1987 |
As Ervin Ivy prepares for his daily trip to a friend's water well, he can hear a noisy, unsettling hum breaking the calm of the rural dawn. It is the powerful whine of irrigation pumps sucking water out of the ground and into pipes buried beneath acres of thick, tall, green cornstalks that crowd the flat fields just across the road from his vegetable patch.
July 24, 1987
The Justice Department filed a civil rights discrimination suit against a housing complex on Chicago's North Side that uses racial quotas to ensure an integrated population. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, alleges that Atrium Village discriminates "against persons on the basis of race, color and national origin with respect to the rental of dwellings." Atrium Village uses the quotas to maintain a ratio of about half black and half white tenants, lawyers for the complex said.
April 7, 1987
Vandals spray-painted racist slogans and symbols on Abraham Lincoln's Tomb in Springfield, Ill., over the weekend, but state officials said they hope to have the graffiti removed by April 14, the 122nd anniversary of his assassination. The red-and-white graffiti, which covers about two-thirds of the monument's west side, was part of wider vandalism in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, police said.