Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be hitting the Windy City today and has plans to hold a rally at the financially struggling Chicago State University.
Sanders will be in town Thursday for a televised appearance at his alma mater, the University of Chicago, to interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Sanders will then hold a rally at the predominantly African-American Chicago State University to inform supporters on "how [they] can build this movement across the state."
"He will discuss a wide range of issues important to the people of Illinois, including making college affordable, getting big money out of politics, combating climate change, and criminal justice reform," reads an announcement about the event on Sanders' website.
Sanders visited Chicago last September, when he held a talk in front of University of Chicago students to discuss progressive issues and call for a "political revolution." He also took part in Chicago's municipal runoff elections by way of a visit to the city last April to rally for Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia, who was running as a progressive mayoral candidate, and then-10th Ward candidate Sue Sadlowski Garza, who is now on the city council's progressive caucus.
Click through to RSVP for the event, which is open to the public and set to take place at the Emil & Patricia Jones Convocation Center, located at 9501 S. King Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event is set to formally start at 8:30 p.m.
The Illinois primary election is March 15.