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01/29/2016 03:29 pm ET Updated Jan 29, 2017

10 Notable DNC Members From Illinois Announce Support for Hillary Clinton

Ten prominent Illinoisans and members of the Democratic National Committee have announced their support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

They include Senate President John Cullerton, Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts and former U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello.

"We're honored to have the support from these party leaders who know that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who can stop Republicans from ripping away all of the progress we've made," said Marlon Marshall, Hillary for America director of state campaigns and political engagement. "These DNC members will only strengthen our grassroots-driven campaign and help us engage even more voters across Illinois in order to win the March 15th Primary."

The latest polls show Clinton as the front-runner in the Democratic primary race, holding a double-digit lead over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt.

Here are the 10 notable DNC members from Illinois who are throwing their support behind the Clinton camp.

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