Couple sues hotel, claims they were discriminated against because of their race

Hotel staff reportedly said couple could not stay because of where they were from

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019
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A Hampton Inn in the south suburbs is now the target of a lawsuit from a couple from Kankakee who say the hotel discriminated against them.

KANKAKEE, Ill. -- A Hampton Inn is now the target of a lawsuit from a couple who says the hotel discriminated against them.

The ABC7 I-Team reported last month that Anthony and Jeannette Davis tried to rent a room from the suburban Chicago hotel for one night.

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The receptionist told them she could not rent them a room because the owner didn't allow any guests from Kankakee, a neighboring town .

The lawsuit claims the real reason the couple was denied a room is because they are African American.