Bernie Sanders to visit Chicago Thursday

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks about poverty during a news conference in Columbia, S.C. on Feb. 24, 2016.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will visit Chicago Thursday, campaign officials said.

He will host a rally at Chicago State University and also join the MSNBC College Tour with Chris Matthews at University of Chicago.

Doors open at both events at 6 p.m., although the tour is open to students by invitation only. The rally is open to the public and will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Campaign officials say Sanders will discuss his plans to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, implement universal health care and combat climate change.