Daily Archives: March 20, 2015

Springfield Press Conference

Representative Riley held a press conference in Springfield to discuss the Carpenter Street Underpass project and an archeological find of national historical significance.

The archeological find includes seven home foundations.  Five of the seven homes were burned down during the 1908 Race Riots.  The 1908 Race Riots spearheaded the development of the NAACP.

This video was recorded at the Springfield State Capitol Building in the Blue Room on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Legislators in attendance include State Senator Jacqueline Collins, State Representatives: Jehan Gordon-Booth, Esther Golar, Eddie Lee Jackson Sr., Camille Lilly, Rita Mayfield and Arthur Jackson, Jr.

State lawmakers want information about Carpenter Street artifacts

By Doug Finke – State Capitol Bureau A group of minority lawmakers alleged Thursday that archaeological artifacts uncovered as part of the Carpenter Street railroad underpass project were kept under wraps after their discovery. At a Statehouse news conference, Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields, referred to what he said was […]