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Flanked by Illinois elected officials and supporters, Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison speaks during a news conference on the Near West Side about the possibility of the DNC choosing Chicago for its 2024 convention, July 26, 2022.

Flanked by Illinois elected officials and supporters, Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison speaks during a news conference on the Near West Side about the possibility of the DNC choosing Chicago for its 2024 convention, July 26, 2022.

Ashlee Rezin

Flanked by Illinois elected officials and supporters, Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison speaks during a news conference on the Near West Side about the possibility of the DNC choosing Chicago for its 2024 convention, July 26, 2022.

Flanked by Illinois elected officials and supporters, Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison speaks during a news conference on the Near West Side about the possibility of the DNC choosing Chicago for its 2024 convention, July 26, 2022.

Ashlee Rezin

What’s the political significance of Chicago hosting the 2024 DNC?

Chicago beat out Atlanta and New York to host next summer’s political convention.

Flanked by Illinois elected officials and supporters, Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison speaks during a news conference on the Near West Side about the possibility of the DNC choosing Chicago for its 2024 convention, July 26, 2022.

Ashlee Rezin

   

Democratic National Convention Chairman Jaime Harrison joined Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and other local leaders at the Shedd Aquarium Wednesday to celebrate the news of the city’s selection. This will be the 26th time Chicago has hosted a political convention, more than any other city in the country.

Reset hears more on the political significance of hosting the event next year.

GUESTS: Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

Will Howell, Sydney Stein Professor, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

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