Preckwinkle Thinking About Mayoral Run, Sources Say

Craig Dellimore
September 07, 2018 - 5:13 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Craig Dellimore

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appears poised for a stab at the Chicago mayor’s race.

Sources in Preckwinkle’s political circle say she is close to announcing the formation of an exploratory committee for a possible campaign for Chicago mayor.

The 71-year-old head of the Cook County Democratic Party would be a formidable contender, and hers was one of the names Mayor Emanuel dropped as someone who seems ready for a credible run.

Emanuel announced earlier this week he won’t seek a third term in office.

An already crowded field is expected to get even bigger, with the clear frontrunner gone.