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.

Democrats from Kansas watch as Clinton accepts party nomination

Kansas Democrats witness Clinton nomination as ‘extraordinary experience’

Kansas Democratic Party Chair Lee Kinch saw history being made eight years ago when Barack Obama became the first African-American nominee for president. He witnessed history again Thursday night when Hillary Clinton walked onstage as the first female nominee of a major party.

Paige Gross is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Wichita Eagle.

Mississippi delegates working hard at DNC

DNC ‘overwhelming,’ but Mississippi delegates ready for a fight

Regardless of whether their work at the Democratic National Convention transforms into progress, delegates from Mississippi said they’ve been working hard. “It’s been jam-packed, overwhelming, exhilarating, amazing,” said Bear Atwood when asked to describe her experience of the last 96 hours at the convention in Philadelphia.

Chris Abruzzo is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Sun Herald.

Washington delegates witness history, Clinton nomination at DNC

‘This is history’: Washington delegates reflect on Hillary Clinton’s ground-breaking nomination

Hours before Hillary Clinton took the stage Thursday at the Democratic National Convention, Western Washington delegates were starting to put in context her nomination, how far the nation has come and what it means for America.

Talore McBride is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The News Tribune.

DNC delegate witnesses her dream come true, a woman is nominated for president

Centre County delegate sees childhood dream realized

Traveling to Philadelphia and witnessing Hillary Clinton accept the nomination to become the first female presidential candidate of a major party was a dream for Nancy Chiswick, of Centre County. “I couldn’t imagine being president because as far as I knew, girls didn’t become president,” Chiswick said.

Louis Finley is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for Centre Daily Times.

California’s Clinton delegates feels goal was accomplished at DNC

At convention’s end, Fresno Clinton delegates still hope for party unity

On the last day of the Democratic National Convention, California’s Hillary Clinton campaign feels it accomplished its goal of unity within the party. But some delegates for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are still unpersuaded that they should check their dislike of Clinton and vote for her rather than Republican Donald Trump.

Harrison Brink is reporting from the Temple DNC News Bureau in Philadelphia for The Fresno Bee.