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Lynn Sweet

Washington bureau chief

Lynn Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. She appears frequently on CNN and other outlets as an analyst. Sweet has a master’s from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She also attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sweet is a former fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Sweet is in Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement and was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s “50 Top Journalists.”

In Chicago, the Democratic National Committee leaders will pick the members of the party’s platform, rules and credentials committees at the last party meeting before the August convention to renominate President Joe Biden.
“Este anuncio ayudará a equipar a la Municipalidad de Chicago y a nuestro estado para recibir a los solicitantes de asilo de forma segura y ordenada. Es importante recordar la gravedad de esta situación”, declaró el viernes Dick Durbin, senador demócrata por Illinois.
“This announcement will help equip the City of Chicago and our state in receiving asylum seekers in a safe and orderly fashion. It’s important to remember the gravity of this situation,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on Friday.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, the former Chicago mayor, brought his wife Amy and two of their children to the dinner.
A Chicago fundraiser for President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is expected to collected $2.5 million for the Biden Action Fund, a joint fundraising committee consisting of the Biden for President operation and the Democratic National Committee.
This week, residents and businesses near the United Center and McCormick Place will receive briefings on how they will be impacted by convention security plans.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden clinched their party nominations ahead of Illinois’ primaries. The rematch is going to be a long, grueling, draining slog until Nov. 5.
Turning around questions about age dogging Biden, he quipped, ‘Of course, the big news this week is two candidates clinched their parties’ nomination for president. One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other is me.’
Using data from the Federal Election Commission, the Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ analyzed the money from Illinois pumped — directly and indirectly — into the 2024 race for the White House.