Elgin Just Realizing The Lynch-Mob Origins Of Its Public Mural

Elgin Just Realizing The Lynch-Mob Origins Of Its Public Mural


I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. RECORDS SHOW THERE WERE EIGHT OTHER COMMERCIAL BREAK- INS IN THE SAME AREA IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS. A MURAL THAT HAS BEEN UP FOR A DECADE IN DOWNTOWN THIS AFTERNOON. TAKE IT DOWN, NOW. Reporter: THEY WANT THE CITY OF ELGIN AND THE ARTIST, DAVID POWERS, TO REMOVE IT ALTOGETHER. TO BRING INTO OUR TOWN I DON’T THINK WAS GOOD. THIS MURAL HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FOUNDATION, HISTORY OR ANYTHING OF ELGIN, ILLINOIS. Reporter: CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE ARTIST CREATED THE MURAL TO CELEBRATE ELGIN’S DIVERSITY BUT REGARDLESS, THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TWO MEETINGS IN JUNE TO GET COMMUNITY FEEDBACK, AND DETERMINE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT. REPORTING IN ELGIN, SANDRA

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