CHICAGO – Longtime Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush is retiring at the end of his current term and will not seek re-election, a source said.
He has served as U.S. representative for Illinois’ 1st congressional district since 1992.
Rush co-founded the Illinois Black Panther Party in 1968.
There are at least five other declared candidates in the Democratic primary so far for the district.
- Jahmal Cole
- Michael Thompson
- Chris Butler
- Kirby Birgans
- Dee Nix
An announcement is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts Temple Church Of God In Christ.