Illinois politicians often claim to stand up for disadvantaged and minority communities. But what have been the actual policy results, in particular for black Illinoisans? On this edition of Against the Current, Dan Proft talks to Charles Thomas and Maze Jackson, the morning show hosts on WVON radio in Chicago, about the political, economic and educational challenges facing the black community in Chicago and Illinois. Thomas and Jackson discuss the record of the Democratic Party – in the city of Chicago, statewide and nationally – as it pertains to improving opportunities for the black community. They also discuss how black voters can get more engaged and hold Illinois politicians accountable, especially when those politicians ignore their concerns. All this and more in a wide-ranging discussion on Against the Current.