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'March to Springfield' comes through Joliet

JOLIET – A “March to Springfield” is coming through Joliet on Wednesday.

The march, organized by a group called Fair Economy Illinois, will start walking from the Thompson Center in Chicago at noon Monday with plans to reach Springfield on May 30, a day before the legislative session ends.

On Wednesday, marchers will organize a meeting described as a listening session from 7 to 9 p.m. at Senior Services of Will County, 251 N. Center St.

The marchers say they have a politically progressive agenda, supporting a progressive income tax, higher taxes on corporations and universal health care.

Kristi Sanford, spokeswoman for the march, said the march is nonpartisan.

“The purpose of the march is to present a hopeful message for our state,” she said. “The state has been poorly run and underinvested since before (Governor) Bruce Rauner.”

The march will continue Thursday morning from Joliet.

For information, visit www.marchtospringfield.org.

Other local launch points for the march include: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Lemont; 8 a.m. Friday at Wilmington; and 9 a.m. Saturday at Gardner.

There will be another listening session at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Dwight at the New Life Assembly of God Church.

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