CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A Champaign-area bus company sued last year for an ad that the state’s top law enforcement official said harassed and discriminated against Chinese students at the University of Illinois will be allowed to keep operating.
The consent decree approved by a federal judge to settle former Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s lawsuit calls for Suburban Express to make a six-figure payment for customer refunds, implement anti-discrimination training for employees, and be closely monitored by the attorney general’s office for three years.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened Inside And Outside Those Walls
The Chicago Tribune reports that the company maintains it did nothing wrong and agreed to the deal despite feeling it was being “extorted by the state.”READ MORE: After Losing Young Daughter To Rare Cancer, Grieving Mother Raises Money To Give Back With Finley Forever Foundation
The agreement follows a mass-marketing email in which the company said riders “won’t feel like you’re in China when you’re on our buses.”MORE NEWS: Youth Basketball Players At Chicago City Life Center Get Grim Life Lesson After Teammate Kentrell McNeal, 15, Is Shot And Killed
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