Chance made the announcement a 10 a.m. news conference at City Hall, calling her the most “qualified person in terms of somebody that’s going to look out for all the people of Chicago.”
“In terms The person who’s going to account for the police, for victims of gun crime victims, of economic crime – it’s Toni Preckwinkle. So I’m fully behind her,” he said.
The Chicago rapper first became involved in the mayor’s race when he endorsed Amara Enyia, who did not make it to the runoff. Chance has also joined the protests against the new police and fire training academy.
Chance’s father, Ken Bennett, a former aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has been on Preckwinkle’s team since her September decision to join the mayor’s race.
It was announced Wednesday that Chance would be among the lineup for the Woodstock festival’s 50th anniversary.