In a Thursday, May 19, 2016 photo, people gather by the controversial mural painted by artist Dave Powers in Elgin, Ill.  The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission rejected artist David Powers' request Monday, May 14, 2018, for the return of his piece, "American Nocturne." The city put the mural into storage after learning in 2016 that the painting was based on a crowd photographed during a 1930 lynching in Marion, Indiana.
In a Thursday, May 19, 2016 photo, people gather by the controversial mural painted by artist Dave Powers in Elgin, Ill. The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission rejected artist David Powers' request Monday, May 14, 2018, for the return of his piece, "American Nocturne." The city put the mural into storage after learning in 2016 that the painting was based on a crowd photographed during a 1930 lynching in Marion, Indiana. Chicago Tribune via AP Antonio Perez
In a Thursday, May 19, 2016 photo, people gather by the controversial mural painted by artist Dave Powers in Elgin, Ill. The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission rejected artist David Powers' request Monday, May 14, 2018, for the return of his piece, "American Nocturne." The city put the mural into storage after learning in 2016 that the painting was based on a crowd photographed during a 1930 lynching in Marion, Indiana. Chicago Tribune via AP Antonio Perez

Illinois city waits to return lynching mural to artist

May 16, 2018 03:27 PM