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Preckwinkle jumps into race for mayor: 'I don't make this decision lightly'

Sep 21, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times
Board and Executive Moves

With key endorsements from SEIU Local 1 and former White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced her run for mayor Thursday at the same spot where Harold Washington and Barack Obama announced their historic bids for office.

"There are those who have asked or will ask why I would want to take on this job," Preckwinkle said. "I understand their thinking. I face no shortage of challenges while in public office, why would I want to tackle ...