Illinois delegation seeks $75M from Congress for 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago
CHICAGO - The Illinois delegation is asking congress for $75 million to pay for the 2024 Democratic National Convention to be held in Chicago next summer.
Crain's Chicago Business reports that the funding will be used for security costs.
A letter obtained by the newspaper to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, reads in part:
"Local law enforcement will need support to provide police escorts for all credentialed convention personnel, as well as armed security patrols for convention offices and related facilities," the letter says.
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"Additionally, they will install and operate a range of security equipment including magnetometers, hand scanners and package scanners to screen tens of thousands of individuals at numerous sites."
A similar letter is being sent by Wisconsin's congressional delegation, as Milwaukee will host the Republican National Convention.