Buckner is expected to announce his candidacy at an event in Chicago’s South Loop on Thursday afternoon.
Buckner represents the 26th district, which is entirely located in the city of Chicago, including Bronzville, Douglas, Hyde Park, Kenwood, River North, Downtown, South Chicago, South Coast and Woodlon.
Chicago businessman Willie Wilson has announced it will run for a third term, and there are still a number of potential mayoral candidates who are still waiting for theirs.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not yet officially announced her re-election.
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