Former Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn is joining a crowded field attempting to become the state's next attorney general.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Quinn on Friday announced his intention to run, saying he wants to be "the lawyer for the people.''
Quinn, who governor from 2009 to 2015, says he intends to present his case to be the Democratic nominee next week to the party's Cook County organization.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced last month she wouldn't seek re-election.