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Thousands who were pledged to Biden are now tasked with determining the party’s nominee.
Biden’s announcement came early afternoon Sunday, causing a wave of endorsements from Illinois Democrats for Harris.
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Some major donors signaled their distress about Biden staying in the race by declining to write more checks or host events. That concern dissolved within hours of Harris becoming the presumptive Democratic 2024 nominee, with no rival coming forward.
Some Democrats are staying mum, with just weeks to go before the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Chicago next month.
While Pritzker has emphatically expressed his support of Biden, he’s also not quashed the narrative that he has White House ambitions.
The decision comes after escalating pressure from Biden’s Democratic allies to step aside following the June 27 debate, in which the 81-year-old president trailed off, often gave nonsensical answers and failed to call out Donald Trump’s many falsehoods.
The chick, named Nagamo, was the only one of four born this year to survive, according to the Chicago Bird Alliance.
Residents and members of social justice groups join civil rights groups and the city watchdog in calling on the Office of the Inspector General to investigate the officers named in a probe into extremist groups.
Two homeowners with past-due water bills are Chicago City Council members, a Sun-Times investigation found. Two more of their colleagues paid up only after Sun-Times reporters asked about their overdue bills. One water bill deadbeat is the brother of Alfonzo “Randy” Conner, who heads the city Department of Water Management.
The Northwestern employees were charged with obstructing police, months after the encampment came down. Now the cases have been dismissed.
Northwestern College and the American Academy of Art College shut down this month, leaving hundreds of students in the lurch.
Five lawsuits filed accuse the state police of having negligently approved Robert E. Crimo III’s gun ownership application in 2019 even though the Highland Park police issued a “clear and present danger” alert against him months earlier.
One lawsuit claims the hospital allowed the attack to happen because it “failed to implement and maintain reasonable safeguards and failed to comply with industry-standard data security practices, as well as state and federal laws governing data security.”
The star of two long-running sitcoms bearing his name, he grew up in Austin, attended St. Ignatius College Prep and Loyola University Chicago and was an accountant before becoming an overnight comedy success.
Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said Friday that the issue believed to be behind the outage was not a security incident or cyberattack. It said a fix was on the way.
The state’s super-minority Republicans are leaving the GOP National Convention energized, and with a lot of confidence.
Two experiments in the state are measuring which crops could grow well under these panels.

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