Democratic National Convention Will Show In Chicago After 30 Years

Officials promised to feature Chicago small businesses and use local workers for the 2024 convention, which is expected to be a $150 million economic boon for the city. Local leaders lobbied hard for about a year to bring the convention here, inviting party leaders to the city in July to make their case. Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit Chicago during the Aug. 19-22, 2024, convention, bringing in tourist dollars to hotels, shops and other local businesses.

04/17/23 1:15PM