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The annual Rainbow Push Martin Luther King breakfast in Chicago is always full of current and hopeful future politicians.

And this year, possible candidates for governor were looking to shake a few voters’ hands. 

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has said he’ll run again, kicked off the breakfast with a bill signing.

State Sen. Kwame Raoul was thought to be a possible Democratic challenger, but he was spotted taking another potential candidate, Chris Kennedy, around the room. Kennedy says he’s still thinking about running.

Digital Library of Georgia

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we’ll take you back to a speech given by the father of the slain civil rights leader. In 1975, Martin Luther King, Sr. visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about the role of religion in the civil rights movement, and his son’s tireless work.