Rallies Organized to Protest Lack of State Budget

iStock_000059504812_Medium_croppedRallies continue to be held for higher education in Illinois as the state heads into its tenth month without a budget.

On Thursday, March 31, at 4:45 p.m., students and community members of Macomb will march from WIU’s Sherman Hall to Chandler Park. A rally will then begin at 5:30 p.m.. The march and rally are being organized by the University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 for people to display their solidarity and need for funding higher education in the state.

It’s not just Western Illinois University faculty and Macomb community members holding rallies and marches for higher education.

On Friday, April 1, rallies at North Eastern Illinois University and Chicago State University are being held at noon on their campuses. Participants will then come together at 4 p.m. at the Thompson Center to lobby for the funding of higher education.

The University Professionals Local 4100 (UPI) says it would like as many people as possible to attend all rallies and marches to bring more awareness and help have their voices heard.

A bus is taking WIU community members to Chicago on Friday to rally. All interested participants can sign up on this Google form. The bus will leave at 7 a.m. from 320 University Drive in Macomb.