Have you missed your regular blog posts, Twitter updates and Facebook posts from The Courier-News? That's because your Readers' Reporter has been in court for the past week covering McFadden v. U-46, the racial bias lawsuit against the Elgin school district.
The first phase of the trial deals with allegations U46's 2004 boundary changes discriminated against Hispanic and black students by placing them in overcrowded schools. That's being heard by Judge Robert Gettleman in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago through Tuesday, at the earliest. But there are three phases to this trial, and no dates have been set for the second and third yet.
Here's our coverage of the trial to date:
U46 bias trial begins with talk of mobiles (Tuesday, March 1, 2011)
U46: 'Mobiles' don't mean 'overcrowded' (Tuesday, March 2, 2011)
U46 demographer: Race no boundary factor (Thursday, March 3, 2011)
Former U46 officials testify about mobiles (Friday, March 4, 2011)
Today in court, the plaintiffs' attorneys plan to call several expert witnesses.
For full coverage of the U46 racial bias lawsuit every day, visit couriernewsonline.com.
-- Emily McFarlan, Readers' Reporter