Elizabeth Scrafford

Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

University of Illinois at Springfield students are pushing for more dialogue around racism on and off campus.

This is after photos of two UIS employees dressed up in Halloween costumes depicting a U.S. border patrol agent arresting a man wearing a sombrero were shared on Facebook.

Some argue the issue of racism is deeply rooted in the Springfield community.

Daisy Contreras / NPR Illinois

Springfield’s millennials – those between the ages of 23 and 38 – say they see the city as a good place to live, but more can be done. A group met at a Citizens Club of Springfield event Friday to talk about what the city still needs.