On the first day of release, her book sold “more than 725,000 units in all formats and editions in the U.S. and Canada,” her publisher said.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky said Toni Preckwinkle “is bold, I love that about her … and willing to take on and be a leader on controversial issues.”
“At this point, I’m not voting for Nancy Pelosi,” Lipinski, D-Ill., told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Other high-profile speakers will be author Dave Eggers; singer/actress Janelle Monae; historian Tara Westover; and Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Obama launched the tour for her memoir, “Becoming,” the central component of a marketing machine fueled by the brand she’s been cultivating for years.
The school visit — the second in a week — is part of a media blitz organized for the kick off of her much-anticipated book.
Chicago-related portions of the memoir put her life in the context of her family and larger, race-based issues Chicago was grappling with at the time.
Illinois Democrat Bill Foster “feels like the party needs new leadership … and a new generation.”
Quigley believes with his new power, “I can help dramatically bring resources back to the region, into the state.”
President Trump slams House Republicans, including Rep. Peter Roskam R-Ill., who distanced themselves from him and lost re-election bids.
The get-out-the-vote rally is aimed at shoring up Democrats in statewide races and congressional campaigns.
In the last quarter, Underwood and Casten out-raised their rivals — surprising, since entrenched incumbents usually outpace first-time candidates.
It used to be that reporters tagged along with candidates in the final stretch of the campaign and reported what they said on the trail. Not anymore.
The Chicago rally, on the last weekend before election day, will take place 3 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Av
Other moderators will be Elizabeth Alexander; Michele Norris; Sarah Jessica Parker; Phoebe Robinson; Tracee Ellis Ross and Reese Witherspon.