Nos. 87-1017 to 87-1019.

659 F.Supp. 394 (1987)

Joyce BANKS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF the CITY OF PEORIA, SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 150, County Clerk of Peoria County, and the Peoria Election Commission, Defendants. Joyce BANKS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. CITY OF PEORIA, ILLINOIS, and the Peoria Election Commission, Defendants. Joyce BANKS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. PLEASURE DRIVEWAY AND PARK DISTRICT OF PEORIA (misnamed as Greater Peoria Park District), County Clerk of Peoria County, the Peoria Election Commission, and the State of Illinois, Defendants.

United States District Court, C.D. Illinois.

March 18, 1987.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James E. Craven, Springfield, Ill., William L. Robinson, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, D.C., for plaintiffs in all cases.

Phillip Lenzini, Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, Peoria, Ill., for Dist. 150 (Case No. 87-1017) and Peoria Park Dist. (Case No. 87-1019).

Frederick G. Hoffman, Thomas, Hinshaw, Culbertson, Peoria, Ill., for Dist. 150 (Case No. 87-1017).

Robert Day, Day & Day, Peoria, Ill., for Peoria Election Com'n in all cases.

Timothy J. Cassidy, Cassidy & Mueller, Peoria, Ill., for intervenor (himself) in Peoria Park Dist. Case No. 87-1019.

Donna Dagnall, Asst. Atty. Gen., Springfield, Ill., Dianna Dentino-Zimmerman, Asst. Atty. Gen., Peoria, Ill., for State of Ill. (Case No. 87-1019).

Erik Margolis, Roy G. Davis, Keck, Mahin & Cate, Peoria, Ill., Jim Casey, Keck, Mahin & Cate, Chicago, Ill., for the City of Peoria (Case No. 87-1018).


MIHM, District Judge.

This is a class action in which the Plaintiffs, all black citizens registered or eligible to register to vote who reside within the geographic boundaries of the three Defendant political subdivisions, allege that the election procedures for the Peoria Board of Education (School District No. 150), Pleasure Driveway and Park District of Peoria, and the City of Peoria, violate § 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965...

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