Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White seems to be having second thoughts about stepping down from office.
White announced two years ago that he would not run again.
The 82-year-old White sent a surrogate Thursday to address a room full of Cook County Democratic Party officials.
Chicago Alderman Walter Burnett read a letter from White.
“There have been calls, emails, resolutions urging him to run,” he said. “He asked me to tell you today that he has heard the calls and is taking those requests very seriously, although he has not yet finalized a decision.”