It's day three of the University of Illinois-Springfield Professor strike and on the eve of renewed talks, Chancellor Susan Koch is making her first public comments since the walkout. Koch is hopeful next week's exams won't be impacted by the work stoppage.
Koch says reaching the first union contract with professors has an extra level of difficulty, but she's optimistic both sides will overcome that hurdle after 20 months of talks.
Some classes are continuing, while others are not. Koch says faculty and administrators have many values and issues in common and she hopes that comes through in this weekend's contract talks.