People marching at Douglass Park in Champaign to advocate for stronger gun control laws.

Champaign Students Will Face Consequences If They Participate In Walkout

Organizers of a walkout planned for Friday said students at Champaign high schools are being forced to choose between participating in the civic demonstration around gun violence and attending prom. The walkout and subsequent events planned at the Independent Media Center in Urbana are part of a nationwide day of action around gun violence on April 20 — the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.

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Students Walk Out For Gun Control; Rauner Vetoes Gun Licenses; Anti-Semitism in Illinois; Pi(e) Day

On the 21st: Governor Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have required gun dealers to get a license from the state. Also, anti-semitism incidents increased last year, what's behind this trend. And, on national Pi Day, should we be feasting on sweet or savory? But first, students across Illinois walked out of schools this morning to demand better gun control. We talk to two high schoolers and organizers about what's next.  

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