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Chicago Leans on Diversity in Bid for 2024 Democratic Convention

  • Committee tours Chicago, one of the four finalist cities
  • Mayor Lightfoot promotes city’s infrastructure, inclusiveness
The Chicago skyline

The Chicago skyline

Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Chicago is the right place for the 2024 Democrat National Convention given the city’s diversity, central Midwest location and experience hosting large events, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and several members said Tuesday.

The city is hosting the Democratic National Committee this week to pitch its venues, including the United Center, and amenities in a bid to host the next DNC. Houston, Atlanta and New York City have been reported as the other three competing cities.