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Hyde Park Entrepreneur Joins 1st Congressional District Race

Hyde Park resident and owner of Kimbark Beverage Shoppe, Jonathan T. Swain, has filed paperwork with the state to run as a candidate in the race to replace Congressman Bobby Rush who announced his retirement earlier this month. Swain is the CEO of Link Unlimited Scholars, an organization dedicated to helping Chicago’s black youth prepare for college and beyond.

Jonathan T. Swain, who once served as Chair of the City of Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals, is also the founder of the popular Hyde Park Summer Fest and cofounded the Black Bench, which is designed to help prepare African-Americans for positions in government and public affairs.

Jonathan T. Swain expects to formally announce his candidacy in February.

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