Hundreds of graduate student workers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus rallied Feb. 26 as part of a strike by members of the graduate worker's union, the Graduate Employee Organization (GEO).

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February 26, 2018 - News Local/State

U Of I Graduate Workers Go On Strike

Monday marked the first day of a planned strike by graduate student workers at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign campus. On Monday afternoon, more than 400 graduate employees rallied on the campus’s main quad to call attention to the walk-out.

Courtesy of Ryan Jansen/Oak Park and River Forest High School

February 26, 2018 - The 21st Show

IL Students Walking Out Over School Shootings; Governor’s Race Ads; Gov. Candidate Tio Hardiman

On The 21st: We talk to three high school students about what students at their schools are doing to protest gun violence following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Plus, we unpack the deluge of gubernatorial campaign ads with the Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson, and hear from gubernatorial candidate Tio Hardiman. 

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