DNC 2024

News coverage and analysis of the 2024 Democratic National Convention, being held in Chicago.

Canceling time off kills police morale at a critical time before the Democratic National Convention, John Catanzara said. But the police department said the cancellations are only made to ensure sufficient staffing, and officers are given advance notice.
North Central Service line trains will run hourly over 10 days overlapping with the DNC between the O’Hare Transfer station and Chicago Union Station.
The convention will mean traffic delays and delivery disruptions for patients and health care workers — and hospital leaders are preparing for the worst if catastrophe strikes.
“Donald Trump is a dire threat to everything we hold dear,” Mayor Brandon Johnson said on the X social media platform. “Joe Biden is the president and our Democratic nominee, and we all need to do everything we can to defeat Donald Trump this November.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday said she would not become a candidate if President Joe Biden opts out. But Pritzker, who has been on shortlists as a potential replacement, wouldn’t make the same vow.
March organizers were denied a route mostly on Washington Boulevard. The city pitched a route on smaller streets near the United Center.
Whitmer will be the keynote speaker at the Illinois Democratic Party’s annual top fundraising event in September in Chicago, the Sun-Times has learned.
Two people who police say chained themselves to a fence around the race course on Sunday were arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi told the Sun-Times, ‘I look forward to talking to Democratic leaders and my colleagues upon my return to Washington this week so we can chart the course forward to defeat Donald Trump in November.’
The Illinois congressman called on Biden to drop out of the presidential race in an interview on MSNBC Friday, hours before ABC aired an interview with Biden widely viewed as a litmus test for the president a week after his damaging debate performance.
The Democratic National Committee is using CTA offices near the United Center that are sublet from developer Scott Goodman, whose company has stiffed the CTA and Cook County for more than $2 million in rent and property taxes.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with the governors in an hour-long White House discussion described by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz as ‘honest and open’ and by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker as “candid.”
Democratic governors spoke amongst themselves Monday and wondered why they hadn’t heard from the president since last week’s debate. A White House meeting with Biden is now scheduled for Wednesday evening.
The group is challenging 66,487 of the 85,509 signatures submitted by the Kennedy campaign, alleging some signers were ineligible and necessary petition fields were incorrect or incomplete “due to likely fraud and forgery.”
If the president stays in the race, as it seems he will, the question will be which Joe Biden will show up in Chicago to accept his nomination — the faltering debater or a president fit to serve?
A coalition of community organizations says the policy still fails to draw a line between crowds protected under the First Amendment and those engaged in illegal activity such as looting.
Pat Cleary, president of Chicago Fire Fighters Union Local 2, predicted “hundreds” of members would participate in the two-hour march on Michigan Avenue on July 6.
Reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ groups won a permit for a 1-mile march Aug. 18 past the Bean, Millennium Park and hotels where DNC delegates will be staying.
The Platform Committee — some 200 Democrats from 57 states and territories — will hold a virtual hearing on July 9.
Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle said law enforcement groups have been prepping for more than a year and have coordinated with 15 public safety entities — including the Chicago Police Department.