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U.S. Reps. Danny Davis and Jesus “Chuy" Garcia weigh in on the U.S. Postal Service, the stimulus plan and the Democratic National Convention as part of our special coverage of the virtual gathering.

In this combination photo, president Donald Trump, left, speaks at a news conference on Aug. 11, 2020, in Washington and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. on Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo)

A day after Michelle Obama’s passion wowed Democrats, Joe Biden is drawing on a collection of his party’s most experienced leaders at the Democratic National Convention to underscore what he calls a global leadership deficit.

First-time delegate Krystal Garcia Centeno appears on “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (WTTW News)

What’s it like to be a first-time delegate celebrating this year’s virtual convention? We ask Melissa Conyears-Ervin, the Chicago city treasurer, and Krystal Garcia Centeno, a member of the Progressive Turnout Project.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., pass each other as Harris moves to the podium to speak during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

The unprecedented gathering is not only testing the bonds of the diverse Biden-Kamala Harris coalition but the practical challenges of running a presidential campaign in the midst of a pandemic.

A still image from former first lady Michelle Obama’s speech for the Democratic National Convention.

A preview of Michelle Obama’s keynote speech and more in this special edition of our weekly roundtable as the convention gets underway.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin speaks with “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (WTTW News)

A political convention unlike any other is underway as Democratic leaders step up their fight against President Donald Trump and his attacks on mail-in voting. We discuss that and more with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

The fallout continues from the political conventions. We hear from several reporters who spent two weeks on the ground at both the Republican and Democratic conventions.

Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman to be nominated by a major party in the U.S. Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes a hit at the Democratic National Convention and Illinois Democratic delegates focus on finding a challenger to Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018.

Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine greet the crowd after her speech. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Hillary Clinton formally accepted her party's presidential nomination on the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Hillary Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

“It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for president of the United States,” Hillary Clinton said. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Largely absent from proceedings at the Democratic National Convention so far, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday appeared before the Illinois delegation at a breakfast event on the convention’s final day.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Once again, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin gave an impassioned speech Thursday morning before the Illinois delegation at the Democratic National Convention, sounding more like a candidate for governor than ever.

Former President Bill Clinton speaks on July 26 at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Clinton recounted the story of meeting his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and exalted her as a "change maker." (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Join us all week for special coverage of the Democratic National Convention.

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waving to the crowd as they exit the stage. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

President Barack Obama electrified a packed Wells Fargo Arena with his speech, but things got even more exciting the moment he finished and Hillary Clinton walked on stage to embrace him. 

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President Barack Obama said “there has never been a man or a woman—not me, not Bill, nobody—more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America.”

While many in his party are already looking ahead to 2018, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he’s focusing on the upcoming November election and growing Democratic majorities in Illinois.