WEEK: Illinois Asian American Caucus condemns rise in anti-Asian hate crimes

"McLean County Board Member Sharon Chung joined lawmakers during a press conference Wednesday morning. Chung is the only downstate member of the Illinois Asian American Caucus. She said the past two years during the COVID-19 pandemic have been very challenging.
“As a woman, we already walk around aware of our surroundings on a daily basis, especially when traveling at night,” Chung said. “And as an Asian American woman that is magnified by an even higher level. As an Asian American woman with two young daughters, I’ve had to be more vigilant than ever in my entire life prepared to defend my children and myself at a moment’s notice.”"

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