Monday, April 16, 2012

UIS student government puts off Chick-fil-A recommendation

Student government members at the University of Illinois Springfield held off Sunday on supporting a proposal to bring a Chick-fil-A restaurant to campus.

The Student Government Association board voted to create a task force to study potential restaurants – including Chick-fil-A – that could come to the university.

About 15 students attended Sunday’s meeting to protest the restaurant proposal. They say the company has given financial support to anti-gay organizations.

Among the objectors was Katie McEvoy, a junior at UIS. She said if the university allowed the restaurant, it would help fund the company’s beliefs, which she views as discriminating.

The task force was featured in an April 16, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online