Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a large budget cut for higher education, including the University of Illinois.
Illinois Sen. Scott Bennett is trying to stop the governor from slashing the U of I's budget, and he's beginning to fight that battle with a stack of paper and a list of names. Bennett, who is from Champaign, where the University of Illinois' main campus is located, has started a petition in opposition to Rauner's plan.
Bennett says the names he collects signify more than a line on a budget.