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Marist students accused of racist behavior at homecoming dance

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Good morning, Chicago —
Here’s the latest from the area this morning.
Marist High School in Mount Greenwood says it is investigating allegations that students knelt down and made derisive comments about Mexicans when a disc jockey played a Spanish-language song during the school’s homecoming dance Saturday.
“If you love our food, ethnic fashion, and energy so much… why do you resent us,” 16-year-old student Elizabeth Pacheco asked in a social media video that went viral after the dance.
A once-in-a-lifetime auction of Al Capone’s personal effects, including his “favorite” gun, garnered more than $3.1 million, well above what the auction house expected. Capone’s .45-caliber Colt model 1911 semi-automatic pistol sold for $1 million.
And while some continued to celebrate Columbus Day, lawmakers and activists gathered at Pottawattomie Park in Rogers Park yesterday to demand the state replace the holiday with one to honor Indigenous peoples instead.
Get even more news below, and thanks for reading.
Satchel Price, assistant audience engagement editor
Marist students kneeled in ‘disrespect’ as Spanish-language song played at homecoming dance, Latino classmates say
Auction of Al Capone’s heirlooms rakes in a ‘shocking’ $3.1 million
Lawmakers, tribe members say Monday’s holiday should honor Indigenous peoples — instead of Columbus — across Illinois
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