Activists protest Illinois budget with 'Moral Monday'

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The Illinois budget battle has finally reached a boiling point.

It has been four months and counting since the state of Illinois has failed to pass a budget. And Monday, protestors will march through Chicago's financial district to demand Governor Rauner tax the rich.

Clergy and activists rallied at the Thompson Center, located at 100 W. Randolph, and then marched through the financial district for a “Moral Monday” action. 

In previous demonstrations, Moral Mondays activists have shut down LaSalle St. and Michigan Ave and have taken over the lobbies of Citadel, Morningstar and real estate billionaire Sam Zell. This is the 9th Moral Mondays Illinois demonstration, according to a report from the Chicago Sun Times. 

Click play above for more on this story from FOX 32's Anita Padilla.