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Here are the political events scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31 in Chicago and across Illinois.
- 10 a.m. — Mayor Rahm Emanuel presides over a City Council meeting. City Hall, 1212 N. La Salle St., Council Chambers.
- 10 a.m. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and Cook County commissioner Chuy Garcia meet with voters. Cafe Jumping Bean, 1439 W. 18th St.
- 10 a.m. — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle attends a hearing for a finding of substantial compliance and dismissal of a 50-year-old lawsuit, Shakman v. The County of Cook, that was originally filed to prevent political patronage hiring in Cook County. Dirksen Federal Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn, Room 2525.
- 10:45 a.m. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, state Sen. Tony Munoz and state Rep. Theresa Mah meet with voters. Casa Maravilla Senior Center, 2021 S. Morgan St.
- 11:45 a.m. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker meets with voters. Congressman George Collins Senior Home, 1401 S. Blue Island Ave.
- 6 a.m. – Sean Casten campaigns at the Naperville Metra station, 105 E. 4th Ave. in Naperville.
- 9:45 a.m. – Former Vice President Joe Biden and blues artist Keb’ Mo’ attend a campaign rally for Lauren Underwood, candidate for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 Randall Road in St. Charles.
- 1:30 p.m. – Sean Casten and Congressman Jim Himes participate in a gun violence prevention roundtable. Until 2:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove.
- 2:00 p.m. — State Sen. Kwame Raoul will join Vice President Joe Biden, Brendan Kelly, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, JB Pritzker, Juliana Stratton, and Treasurer Mike Frerichs for a get-out-the-vote rally.Iron Workers Local 392 2985 Kingshighway, East St Louis, IL 62201
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