Obama set for Chicago rally just ahead of Election Day

CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama will headline a rally for Illinois Democrats just two days ahead of Election Day.

Governor candidate J.B. Pritzker's campaign says Obama will speak during the rally Sunday afternoon at the University of Illinois Chicago's arena. Obama will be touting Pritzker's bid to defeat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, along with backing state attorney candidate Kwame Raoul and Democratic congressional candidates.

Obama's visit follows President Donald Trump's rally last weekend in Murphysboro for U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, who faces a tight re-election race in a once reliably Democratic southern Illinois district that supported Trump in 2016.

Democrats are targeting four Republican House incumbents, with Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten looking to unseat GOP Reps. Randy Hultgren and Peter Roskam from Chicago-area congressional seats.