Bernie Sanders holds rally in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made stops in three states on Thursday, ending the day with a rally at Chicago State University.

He talked about a number of his campaign issues including income inequality, criminal justice reform, and his plan to provide free tuition at public colleges and universities.

"I come here and I find out this great university is being threatened by cuts," said Sanders. "What is going on in America? Where are our priorities?"

Chicago State is caught in the middle of Illinois' budget mess. Without state funding, university officials announced they are canceling spring break and moving up finals and commencement to avoid running out of money.

The school is expected to announce further steps to continue operations at a press conference planned for Friday morning.

Sanders has been proposing free public college tuition.

He is also holding a televised event at his Alma mater, the University of Chicago.

He graduated from there in 1964.