Dems in Illinois rally against Gov. Rauner, ready to win big in November

PHILADELPHIA – On the last day of the Democratic National Convention, Illinois delegates awoke early to attend a breakfast that featured speakers such as U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Each spoke about how important it is for delegates to ensure the people in their hometowns come out to vote.

“We have to work on three things when we all go home: turn out, turn out and turn out,” Schakowsky said.

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The once fractured Democrats rally at DNC to unite against Trump

Dems united against Trump, ready to bring it home

Now that Hillary Clinton has clinched the nomination, Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention focused on moving forward and maintaining unity against the Republicans. On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Convention Center hosted traditional Democratic caucuses such as the Black Caucus, the Hispanic Caucus, the Small Business Council and a Disabilities Council, among others.

Taylor Schwartz is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Belleville News-Democrat.

Not all Illinois delegates are pleased with Sanders supporters’ attitude

Illinois delegate: Sanders supporters have selfish attitude

Kicking off Day Two of the Democratic National Convention, the largest caucus of the week, the Women’s Caucus, featured guest speakers such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, interim Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile, and actress Eva Longoria at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Taylor Schwartz is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Belleville News-Democrat.

An emotional roller coaster ride for Sanders delegates from Vermont

Vermont Sanders delegates reluctantly accept Clinton | VTDigger

The four-day Democratic National Convention, which focused on party unity, did not completely succeed in bringing Vermont’s delegates into the fold. Many still cling to Bernie Sanders’ revolution and remain reluctant to vote for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Jo Sabel Courtney, a first-time pledged delegate from Stowe, said the convention has been “an emotional journey.”

Liora Engel-Smith is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for VTDigger.

Pasco resident becomes a teacher, prom king and delegate in the same year

Pasco teacher becomes a delegate for students at Democratic National Convention

Mark Hoover became three things in the time span of one year – a teacher, a prom king, and now a national delegate for the Democratic Party. A social studies teacher at Pasco High School, Hoover, 33, was elected prom king by students in his first year.

Christina Klos is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Tri-City Herald.

Video: Sanders makes appearance at Alaskan delegate breakfast

Bernie Sanders Surprises Alaskan Delegates

Air date: 7/26/2016

Rob DiRienzo is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for KTVA 11 News.

Sanders thanks Washington delegates

Tired and disillusioned, Washington delegates energized by Bernie Sanders pep talk

Washington state delegates are weary from late nights, and others are worn down by the political process. But Wednesday morning, many of the state’s delegates in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention found the strength to stand, cheer and chant “Bernie,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appearance at breakfast.

Christina Klos is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Tri-City Herald.