CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago has announced a bid to bring the Democratic National Convention that will choose the party’s presidential nominee to the city in 2024.
The announcement Tuesday morning was accompanied by endorsements from top Illinois Democrats, including Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker on down.
“Hosting the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago will create tremendous opportunities for job creation and business growth,” Lightfoot said.
She said Chicago is “an important global city and the epicenter of the Midwest.”
“Illinois has led the way delivering for America’s working families,” Pritzker said, noting raising the minimum wage and expanding health care coverage, voting rights, and child care.