This University means more to us than just football on Saturdays.

And it shouldn’t be treated like a political football in Springfield.

The U of I should not only remain a world-class institution that prepares our kids for jobs of the future, but this place is also the lifeblood of our community.

Thousands of our families depend on this university for their current jobs.

So when politicians who don’t even live here threaten our university, I’ll be there fighting them every step of the way.