News

Quinn: Cesar Chavez honored

Quinn: Cesar Chavez honored

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.

Quinn on Friday encouraged Illinois residents to learn about Chavez and the causes he championed. The Chicago Democrat also declared Monday Cesar Chavez day in Illinois.

Chavez was a cotton picker and U.S. Navy veteran who formed the United Farm Workers and led a fight for fair wages and civil rights.

Quinn says he’ll always remember meeting Chavez in 1974. He says the Mexican-American activist’s message of “juntos podemos” — which translates to “together we can” — has stayed with him.

Quinn says the new film, titled “Cesar Chavez,” reminds people of the value of service and that “history is made one painful step at a time.”

Recent Headlines

in Local

Lawmakers Want to Reverse Child Care Assistance Program Changes

children

Lawmakers are proposing a change to the qualifications for state child care assistance, while at the same time eliminating cuts to that program.

in Local

Borrowers, Do Your Homework

farm progress show

Survey of ag lenders unveiled at Farm Progress Show

in Local

Economic Development Commission Backs Parking Garage Repairs

9-1-15 Economic Development Commission

A project that's been delayed for years may end up going forward, thanks in part to the city's new Economic Development Commission.

in Local

SEIU Urges Override of Rauner Veto

9-1-15 SEIU

The Service Employees International Union used the State Capitol Rotunda to hold a class they say Governor Bruce Rauner is trying to cut.

in Local

Farmers Need to be Promoters, Too

USFRA FPS sustainability press conf

Survey released at Decatur's Farm Progress Show.