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Press Coverage

Public News Service (July 10): Not Many Happy with Illinois’ New State Budget

Politico (June 10): How Illinois became America’s failed state (June 9): What I Learned Carrying a Cross From Chicago to Springfield

Daily Southtown (June 2): Protester says taxing rich corporations could solve state’s budget woes

State Journal-Register (May 31): Police: 31 protesters arrested at Capitol for trespassing

State Journal-Register (May 31): Marchers walk 200 miles, wait outside Rauner’s office to demand budget (This Associated Press story also appeared in newspapers across the state and country, including U.S. News & World Report, The Southern Illinoisan, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily Herald, The Bloomington Pantagraph, The State (South Carolina), The Miami Herald, and The Sacramento Bee (California).)

NPR Illinois (May 31): 15 Day ‘March To Springfield’ Ends In Arrests

Chicagoist (May 31): 34 Arrested At End Of Big ‘March To Springfield’ Protest

The Daily Northwestern (May 31): Northwestern student arrested in Springfield budget protest

NBC 5 TV, Chicago (May 30): Protesters Dragged From Capitol as Illinois Approaches 700 Days Without a Budget

WAND TV, Decatur (May 30): Police pulling protesters blocking access to Rauner’s office

WICS TV News Channel 20, Springfield (May 30): March to Springfield Leaders Block Doors to Gov. Rauner’s Office

ABC 7 TV, Chicago (May 30): Protesters stage overnight sit-in over budget outside Gov. Rauner’s office

WCIA 3 TV News, Champaign (May 30): Hundreds protest lack of budget

WICS TV News Channel 20, Springfield (May 30): Activists March to Springfield for Change

Chicago Tonight (May 30): Protesters Demand Budget as Legislators Edge Closer to Adjourning

WGN TV, Chicago (May 29): World War II Veteran Marches to Springfield to Push Lawmakers for a Budget

WAND TV, Decatur (May 29): World War II Vet leads March to Springfield

Fox Illinois (May 29): 91-Year-Old Vet Marches from Chicago to Springfield to Promote Change in the Capital City

WBBM News Radio, Chicago (May 29): Veteran, 91, Among Activists Marching To Springfield To Demand Budget

Equal Voice Magazine (May 25): A 91-Year-Old to the Ill. Governor: Pass a Budget, Help People

Daily Northwestern (May 25): Activists march to Springfield to demand progressive budget, highlight effects of stalemate

Pontiac Daily Leader (May 24): Organization on the march for a new state budget

Bloomington Pantagraph (May 24): Marchers call for ‘people first’ state budget resolution

WJBC Radio, Springfield (May 23): Activists march to Springfield in effort to demand budget (12-minute radio interview with marcher Samantha Nichols)

Progressive Magazine (May 22): Fed Up with a Budget Crisis, Illinois Citizens Take to the Streets (featuring marchers Joe Padilla and Egle Malinauskaite)

WTAX Radio, Springfield (May 22): An update on the March to Springfield (5-minute radio interview with marcher Samantha Nichols)

Joliet Herald-News (May 18): Marchers make their points in Joliet

Lawndale News (May 18): ‘Put Our People First’

Chicagoist (May 16): These Activists Will March 200 Miles To Springfield Over The State Budget

Ted Slowik, columnist, Chicago Tribune Daily Southtown (May 16): Southland residents urge budget passage in march to Springfield (also includes 2-min. video comments by marchers starting Day 2)

Associated Press, US News and World Report (May 15): 200-Mile Chicago-To-Springfield Budget March Steps Off

CAN-TV Live (May 15): 200-Mile March from Chicago to Springfield Kick-Off (41 min. video)

Colorlines Magazine news site (May 15): Protestors Embark on 200-Mile March on Illinois Budget Crisis

Martese Chism, marcher, in Common Dreams (May 15): From Selma to Springfield: Why We’re Marching in Illinois

NPR Illinois (May 15): Activists Embark On 15 Day March To Springfield (with 8-minute interview of marcher Samantha Nichols)

Joliet Herald-News (May 14): ‘March to Springfield’ comes through Joliet

Martese Chism, marcher, interviewed on WRFU Radio, Urbana (May 13): World Labor Hour (14 min. audio; interview is about 30 minutes in)

Laura Washington, columnist, in Chicago Sun-Times (May 12): A 200 Mile March for Hope — and a Fair State Budget

Hyde Park Herald (May 10): Hyde Park Seniors Plan March to Springfield

Ben Joravsky Show, on WCPT Radio (May 9): Activist Cindy Bush Talks Her 200 Mile Walk (12 min. audio)

CAN-TV Live (May 3): Full press conference announcing the March to Springfield (20 min. video)

Chicago Sun-Times (May 3): Activists Plan 15-Day March to Springfield for State Budget

Univision TV (May 3): Chicago en un Minuto (1 min. video)

Phil Kadner, columnist, in Chicago Sun-Times (April 18): For Illinois, a better way than ‘paying more for less’

Southern Illinoisan (March 29): Voice of The Southern: Take a look outside the box (editorial)