On Tuesday, a bid was offered to bring the Democratic National Convention to Chicago, which will elect the party's 2024 presidential candidate to the city. Both Governor J.B. Pritzker and current Mayor Lori Lightfoot were accompanying and supporting this announcement. Lightfoot said, "Hosting the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago will create tremendous opportunities for job creation and business growth," "and I'm excited for the opportunity to show the world why Chicago is a major global city and the epicenter of Midwest. " "Illinois has led the way for America's working families," including raising the minimum wage and expanding health care coverage, voting rights and child care. Noting that former President Barack Obama is from Chicago, "I am proud to invite the nation to explore the Land of Lincoln and Obama," added Prizker. In 1996, Chicago hosted the DNC at the United Center. In 1968,1956 and 1952 at the International Amphitheater. In '68 said days event, derived anger and riots with thousands of protesters against the Vietnam War. Outside the convention there was violence from the Chicago Police Department and Army National Guard which was then under the direction of Mayor Richard J. Daley.