Source: Congressman Bobby Rush to retire at end of current term

Chicago News

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.

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