SPRINGFIELD - State Rep. Linda Chapa Lavia (D-Aurora) apologized once again Thursday morning for racial references she made on the House floor during a debate Wednesday on authority over charter schools. House Minority Leader Durkin admonished Chapa Lavia while accepting her apology.
Chapa Lavia's racially-charged comments during floor debate have drawn national attention.
"Listen to me minorities, I'm over here on this side, we're all over here [Democrat side], right?" she said. Then pointing to the Republicans, and presumably referencing Republican State Rep. John Anthony (an African-American), said "We have a half, we have a half" [minority] on that side."
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