CHICAGO -- The Illinois primary is not until March, but the Democrats running for President have their eyes on Chicago.
Hillary Clinton held a "get out the vote" rally at the Parkway Ballroom in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood during the noon hour today.
She was joined by Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, the woman who died in a Texas jail cell after a routine traffic stop.
Clinton referred to Sandra Bland, Hadiya Pendleton, and Laquan McDonald as she addressed the crowd at the rally.
Clinton has been focusing on social justice as she continues to meet with civil rights leaders.
She will also attend three fundraisers before leaving the city.
Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders are both trying to attract a larger piece of the black vote.
While Clinton is visiting the city in person, the Sanders Campaign is opening its first campaign office in the South Loop.
Signs are already posted on the windows at 600 West Roosevelt.
Sanders is endorsed by the daughter or Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer took him down by the neck during an arrest.