National convention

Chicago is looking to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago announced a bid on Tuesday to bring the Democratic National Convention that will choose the party’s presidential nominee to the city in 2024.

The announcement came with endorsements from top Illinois Democrats, including Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

“Hosting the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago will create tremendous opportunities for job creation and business growth,” Lightfoot said, “and I’m thrilled to have the chance to show the world why Chicago is an important global city and the epicenter of the Midwest.”

Pritzker said, “Illinois has led the way for working American families,” including raising the minimum wage and expanding health care coverage, voting rights and child care. He noted that former President Barack Obama is from Chicago.

“I’m proud to invite the nation to explore the land of Lincoln and Obama,” Pritzker said.

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