Illinois lawmaker wants Jackie Robinson West win restored

Attorney Victor P. Henderson, center, is joined from left by Anne Haley, president and co-founder of Jackie Robinson West Little League; Jackie Robinson West manager Darold Butler; and Bill Haley, director of Jackie Robinson West Little League, during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Chicago. Henderson says he's working with local Little League officials to investigate the international governing body's decision to strip the Chicago team of its national title. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Attorney Victor P. Henderson, center, is joined from left by Anne Haley, president and co-founder of Jackie Robinson West Little League; Jackie Robinson West manager Darold Butler; and Bill Haley, director of Jackie Robinson West Little League, during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Chicago. Henderson says he’s working with local Little League officials to investigate the international governing body’s decision to strip the Chicago team of its national title. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The controversy over the Jackie Robinson West Little League national championship has reached the Illinois statehouse.
State Rep. Monique Davis introduced a resolution Thursday. It calls on Little League International to reinstate the championship victory for the all-black Chicago youth baseball team.
The Chicago Democrat and member of the Illinois Black Caucus says she also wants all league teams to be scrutinized as closely as Jackie Robinson West.
The league stripped the team of its title last week after officials said an investigation found Jackie Robinson West officials falsified boundaries to add ineligible players.
Davis says it was “unfair” to strip the title and wants all the teams “held to the same standard.”
Little League International has said its decision is final.
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The resolution is HR116.

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