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Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:00 am

Through decades of housing and zoning regulations, Springfield and other cities have enshrined racial segregation in local codes

 This story is part of a series on segregation in Illinois that resulted from a six-month Governing magazine investigation. Part 1 appeared in Illinois Times Feb. 7 under the headline, “Segrega
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Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:00 am

In Springfield – and in cities across the country – government policies keep racial segregation in place

 It didn’t take Silas Johnson long after he moved to Springfield to identify the border that separates the black section of the city from the white one.Growing up in Mississippi as the civil ri

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