Your NPR news source

DNC 2024

Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris met with the governors in an hourlong White House discussion described by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz as ‘honest and open’ and by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker as “candid.” But the president also heard comments and questions that ranged from complimentary to ‘a little targeted.’
Democratic governors spoke amongst themselves Monday and wondered why they hadn’t heard from the president since last week’s debate. A White House meeting with Biden is now scheduled for Wednesday evening.
A coalition of community organizations says the policy still fails to draw a line between crowds protected under the First Amendment and those engaged in illegal activity such as looting.
It’s part of a critical voter outreach plan in place since President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign as Biden combats Donald Trump and his army of online supporters.
From 1968 to today, volunteers in Chicago aim to connect visitors to their city, and to see some of the convention action themselves
Lollapalooza is typically the busiest hotel weekend of the year for Chicago. But a Sun-Times search shows average daily hotel room rates during the DNC may be nearly $50 higher.
Federal and local officials have repeatedly said they are ready for what could be one of the biggest events to hit Chicago in decades.