Former Illinois Criminal Justice Authority deputy director to join 1st Congressional District race

Rep. Bobby Rush has endorsed candidate Karin Norington-Reaves as his replacement
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Another candidate is expected to enter the race to replace Illinois First District Congressman Bobby Rush, who has decided not to run again.

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Charise Williams will make her formal announcement Saturday. She was previously the Chief of Staff-Deputy Director for the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority.

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Other candidates include Jonathan Jackson, who is the son of Reverend Jesse Jackson, Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell and Karin Norington-Reaves, who is CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and Jonathan Swain, a Hyde Park businessman.
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