Covering the Land of Lincoln

Sunday marks Juneteenth’s second year as a state holiday – and over 150 years of Illinois emancipation days

Emily Hays

Emily Hays started at WILL in October 2021 after three-plus years in local newsrooms in Virginia and Connecticut. She has won state awards for her housing coverage at Charlottesville Tomorrow and her education reporting at the New Haven Independent. Emily graduated from Yale University where she majored in History and South Asian Studies.

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