Chicago Urban League President Weighs Illinois Senate Race

Posted June 29, 2009 at 7:10pm
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Cheryle Jackson

Cheryle Jackson , the president of the Chicago Urban League , seems likely to join what could be a crowded Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois formerly held by President Obama and currently held by Democratic Roland W. Burris.

Jackson told Crain’s Chicago Business that she is forming an “exploratory” committee, which is usually a precursor to a full-fledged run.  

She said she had “received an enormous amount of feedback, positive feedback.”