Illinois will make history as the first state to officially require Asian American history lessons in the public school curriculum.
Setting a new standard: On Friday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act (TEAACH Act), making it mandatory for public schools to include a unit studying the “events of Asian American history,” reported CNN.
Illinois is now on its way to becoming the first state to require public schools to teach Asian American history as part of its curriculum as the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act enters final voting.
Lawmakers in Illinois have passed a bill that would make it mandatory for local schools to teach Asian American history lessons.
A multinational tech company has apologized for a recent job advertisement that blatantly discriminated against potential Asian applicants.
Aptude, which is based in Illinois, went viral last week over its now-removed LinkedIn ad that sought after a data analyst for the tech company’s office in Menlo Park, California.
A pair of sisters visiting their parents in Naperville, Illinois for the holidays died in a car crash in Ohio.
Holiday tragedy: Angel Yang, 29, and Cassidy Yang, 26, were driving from New York to their hometown in Illinois on Dec. 5 when the car accident happened, reports the Chicago Tribune.
As protests hit the streets nationwide over George Floyd and support for the Black Lives Matter movement, so have the string of looting and crimes against small businesses.
Asian businesses in six locations across the U.S. were struck by looters and vandals days after his death.
An Indian doctor working in a hospital in Peoria, IL, had already prepared the deportation documents for his family in case he falls ill and die in the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Parth Mehta started the preparations when he moved into his basement in March where he created a binder containing all the necessary information for his family, which includes his social media login credentials, phone numbers, investment information, and deportation procedures, according to NBC.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has set up a fund in honor of Chinese visiting scholar Yingying Zhang, who was abducted and murdered in 2017.
“Yingying’s Fund” will provide financial support to international students enrolled at the university as well as their parents when they need it the most.
A jury in Illinois has found Brendt Christensen guilty of kidnapping, raping and murdering University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign scholar Yingying Zhang.
The court was told that Christensen, 29, beat the 26-year-old Chinese student to death using a baseball bat and decapitated her in June 2017, the BBC reported.
A visiting Chinese student, 26-year-old Zhang Yingying, has been missing from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus since Friday afternoon, local police reported.
The Fujian-native has degrees from Peking University and Sun Yat-sen University, and arrived in the U.S. about a month ago, according to Shanghaiist.