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Discrimination

Kwame Raoul
Seth Perlman / AP

The Illinois Attorney General has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a plasma collection company that has a location in Normal.

Attorney General Kwame Raoul said in the complaint the policies of SCL Plasma, Inc. and parent company CSL Behring LLC prevented people from providing plasma because of their disabilities.

CSL Plasma has 14 locations around the state, including Normal, Champaign, Peoria, Decatur, and Springfield in central Illinois.

LGTBQ signage outside SCOTUS
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

A central Illinois LGBTQ advocate says Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on workplace discrimination was a big victory, though more work is needed to ensure comprehensive protections across other areas of American life.

Josh Barnett
Josh Barnett Campaign

McLean County Board member Josh Barnett said the recent calls for racial justice are a reminder that the county must have its own house in order.

Donovan G. Muldrow

“You probably don’t know this, but a broken tail light is a black man’s biggest fear.”

Around the table, people were silent as Otis Evans Jr. described what it’s like to be a black man in America. 

Linda Foster
Merlin Mather / Courtesy

The Bloomington-Normal branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is speaking out against two recent high-profile killings of African Americans and calling for dialogue during a virtual town hall meeting next week.

The early 1900s saw an influx of racism and discrimination in the Midwest, from anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant, and anti-African American sentiment, to race riots in Springfield, Chicago, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Ku Klux Klan became a force in central Illinois. Segregation grew in Bloomington-Normal and what had been a thriving black middle class was gradually destroyed.

Exterior of SF Hall of Business
Illinois State University

A tenured professor at Illinois State University claimed in a new sex-discrimination lawsuit that she’s unfairly making less than her male peers and was threatened with retaliation for raising her concerns.

Bloomington police stand guard
McLean County Museum of History

Local history can be light. A barbershop that has been in business for 90 years. That time a sitting president stopped in town and had breakfast at a diner.

Advocates of the so-called Illinois Human Rights Act "expansion bill" are urging Governor Bruce Rauner to sign that piece of legislation, which is currently on his desk. Otherwise, without his action, it would die by mid-August.

Associated Press

Sexual harassment claims. Nondisclosure clauses. Gender discrimination in the workplace. All have been in the news lately.