Change the name of Calhoun County in Illinois

Change the name of Calhoun County in Illinois

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Jason Cerezo started this petition to County board of Calhoun County

The name of Calhoun County, Illinois, is racist in nature due to the fact that it was named for renowned Confederate and slave-owner John C. Calhoun. We respectfully ask the County board to begin the process of choosing a more appropriate name for their county.

Illinois has long been known as the Land of Lincoln. To honor the legacy of the man who eradicated legalized slavery and began the march toward equal rights, we ask that the name "Calhoun" be removed from the map of the state that Lincoln called home.

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