North Central College in the News

North Central College dean interviewed on CBS 2 Chicago

Jul 28, 2022

Stephen Maynard Caliendo provides analysis on Chicago leaders making a bid for the Democratic National Convention

The last time Chicago hosted the Democratic National Convention (DNC) was 1996. If local and state political leaders get their way, Chicago will host the 2024 convention. Those leaders are making their case to win the bid.

Chicago has hosted the Democratic National Convention 11 times. The last time in 1996, it took place at the United Center, which leaders said sparked the revolution of the West Loop neighborhood, bringing in big business to that part of town, but the question now is, can it happen again?

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with reporter Marissa Perlman of CBS 2 Chicago, where he discussed the likelihood of Chicago winning the bid to host the DNC in 2024.

"I think that there's a good case to be made for the location," said Caliendo. "You have two major airports, easy in and out. It's centrally located as a city of our size can be in the United States. So, I think there's good reason to have it here."

Click here to watch the full story on CBS 2 Chicago.