Illinois Senators call for monument of a 1908 riot that launched the NAACP

Illinois’ two senators have called on President-elect Joe Biden to make the site of a 1908 race riot in Springfield a national monument. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, both Democrats, wrote to Biden Thursday asking for the designation, citing the riot’s historic significance, especially its role in inspiring the founding of the National Association […]