Chicago is set to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention, beating out bids from big cities such as Atlanta and New York.
The convention’s selection comes after several Democratic lawmakers across the Midwest wrote letters to President Joe Biden and DNC officials arguing that holding the convention in the Midwest would be crucial for Democrats as they seek to keep their hold on the White House and congressional seats.
The 2024 Democratic National Convention will take place from Aug. 19 to Aug. 22, expecting to draw 5,000 to 7,000 delegates and alternates and bring about 50,000 visitors to the Windy City.
Evening events will be held at the United Center, the main site for the 1996 Democratic National Convention, with daytime events being held at the McCormick Place Convention Center, where the 2012 NATO Summit was held. Read more…