Nearly half of the delegations headed to the July 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be housed in Illinois, with some staying in hotels as far away as the Chicago suburbs.
Rosemont and Lake County in northern Illinois are assigned 26 of the 56 delegations scheduled to meet in Wisconsin. Rosemont is located near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, one of the region’s major transportation hubs. It will house 13 delegations, including the massive California, Florida, and Texas delegations.
A drive from Rosemont to Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum, where the main events of the convention will occur, takes about one hour and 20 minutes without traffic. The DNC stated that it is “working to support delegations that are farther away with scheduled transportation services to get them in the Convention for their caucus and before opening gavel,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
None of the delegations were assigned to nearby Wisconsin cities Madison, Racine, Kenosha, or Sheboygan, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.