WBEZ | rally http://www.wbez.org/tags/rally Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Immigrant advocates rally in Springfield for state funding http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-03/immigrant-advocates-rally-springfield-state-funding-83299 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Arizona protesters Getty John Moore.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Hundreds of people from the Chicago area gathered at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday morning. The event was part of an annual day of lobbying in Springfield on behalf of immigrants. This year&rsquo;s visit had some extra energy. For one, Gov. Pat Quinn&rsquo;s proposed <a target="_blank" href="http://www2.illinois.gov/budget/Pages/default.aspx">state budget</a> for the next fiscal year cuts immigrant and refugee services. For another, a west-suburban lawmaker is pushing an <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=HB&amp;DocNum=1969&amp;GAID=11&amp;SessionID=84&amp;LegID=59170">immigration-enforcement bill</a> modeled after a tough new Arizona law.</p><p>WBEZ&rsquo;s Chip Mitchell is following both developments and joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> from the station's West&nbsp;Side bureau.</p></p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 13:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-03/immigrant-advocates-rally-springfield-state-funding-83299