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Setting up to cover the Democratic National Convention

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The Sun-Times has a number of reporters and columnists covering the national, state and local stories in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention this week.

Each day we'll Storify their tweets, images, video and more as they report the event. Here's a look at what was making headlines and on their radar on the day before the official start of the convention.

You can follow them individually on Twitter as well:

Lynn Sweet (@LynnSweet)
Dave McKinney (@DaveMckinney123)
Natasha Korecki (@NatashaKorecki)
Mark Brown (@MarkBrownCST)
Carol Marin (@CarolMarin)
Richard Roeper (@RichardRoeper)

Coverage of the Democratic National Convention by Chicago Sun-Times staff

Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet (@LynnSweet), Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney (@DaveMcKinney123), political reporter Natasha Korecki (@NatashaKorecki), Carol Marin (@CarolMarin), columnist Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) and columnist Mark Brown (@MarkBrownCST) cover the DNC.

Storified by Craig Newman · Mon, Sep 03 2012 20:15:37

Mark Brown on Rahm Emanuel's shifting Charlotte plans. http://bit.ly/Tc2wBuSuntimes
Wisconsin right next to American Samoa. Stage left. http://instagr.am/p/PIxcc8NRWs/Richard Roeper
The big stage. http://instagr.am/p/PIxiUZNRWv/Richard Roeper
Ann Romney missed the mark, Illinois Planned Parenthood chief says - Sun-Times PoliticsCHARLOTTE, N.C. - Ann Romney has been called her husband's secret weapon after her flawless floor speech at last week's Republican Nation...
Serving the media elite! http://instagr.am/p/PItH20tRSx/Richard Roeper
After the rains, it's a beautiful night in Charlotte. http://instagr.am/p/PIoUvMtRep/Richard Roeper
My take on "2016: Obama's America" which should have been titled, "1961: D'Souza's Obama." http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/14831333-452/the-fears-and-loathing-in-2016-obamas-america.htmlRichard Roeper
AFSCME's anti-Quinn billboard hits the road - Sun-Times Politics: http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2012/09/afscmes_anti-quinn_billboard_hits_the_road.html#.UEU52wEQmj8.twitterDave McKinney
'Sluts vote' buttons lampoon Rush Limbaugh, sell big with Illinois delegates - Sun-Times PoliticsIllinois delegate Barbara Brown explains the appeal behind her anti-Rush Limbaugh "Sluts vote" campaign buttons.[Photo by Dave McKinney] ...
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Update on ailing Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. - Sun-Times Politics: http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2012/09/rev_jesse_jackson_update_on_ailing_rep_jesse_jackson_jr.html#.UEU5W7OzHYU.twitterDave McKinney
DNC 2012: @lynnsweet and the Chicago Sun-Times in their Charlotte "newsroom." Ill. delegates bunking w/ Mass. #mapoli http://pic.twitter.com/92BI3uVEGlen Johnson
AFSCME's anti-Quinn billboard hits the road - Sun-Times Politics: http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2012/09/afscmes_anti-quinn_billboard_hits_the_road.html#.UEU52wEQmj8.twitterDave McKinney
In Charlotte at a real Chicago Vienna hot dog stand Matt's Chicago Dog With owner Marlys http://pic.twitter.com/AznH1MjXLynn Sweet
Speaker Michael Madigan hints at pension deal in January, possibly with only Democratic votes - Sun-Times Politics: http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2012/09/speaker_michael_madigan_hints_at_pension_deal_in_january_possibly_with_only_democratic_votes.html#.UEU5FbB_E9w.twitterDave McKinney
Sweet blog Obama's Charlotte challenge http://bit.ly/TS3WNhLynn Sweet
Rahm Emanuel to cut short Democratic convention trip - Chicago Sun-TimesBY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com Mayor Rahm Emanuel. File Photo. | Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times Updated: CHAR...
Sweet blog Obama's 2012 convention speech: Not Denver, 2008 or Boston 2004 http://bit.ly/Te8U9MLynn Sweet
Sweet blog Rahm, Quinn, Durbin host Illinois delegation parties http://bit.ly/Rd8v2xLynn Sweet
Illinois lt gov Sheila Simon recently became chair of democratic lt gov association http://pic.twitter.com/OIJ0oSxjLynn Sweet
Obama campaign Operation Vote Michael Blake revving up Illinois Democratic convention delegates in Charlotte http://pic.twitter.com/PETDhUxNLynn Sweet
Illinois gov pat Quinn on new jersey gov Christie GOP speech was on "favorite subject, himself " http://pic.twitter.com/OBUS2kALLynn Sweet
Jorge Ramirez, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, joins Gov. Quinn in feting Labor Day at IL Dem breakfast. http://pic.twitter.com/BVfQQb8oDave McKinney
Gov. Pat Quinn can't win re-election without 'making peace' with unions, Ill. AFL/CIO chief warns - Sun-Times Politics: http://blogs.suntimes.com/politics/2012/09/pat_quinn_cant_win_re-election_without_making_peace_with_unions_state_aflcio_chief_warns.html#.UEU4ftKSZmw.twitterDave McKinney
Madigan ,Illinois house speaker, dem party chairman praising Illinois gov pat Quinn said he is hit w "undue criticism" http://pic.twitter.com/PieN2dQoLynn Sweet
Betty White v. Clint Eastwood? Petition drive at http://Change.org to recruit her.Golden Girl v. Mr. Make My Day?Carol Marin
It's labor day so Chicago federation of labor sponsoring Illinois delegation breakfast. UAW official speaking http://pic.twitter.com/pEvHyQF1Lynn Sweet
Illinois state dem party chair/house speaker mike madigan, gov Quinn ai Illinois delegation breakfast in Charlotte , nc http://pic.twitter.com/nsAMnDTQLynn Sweet

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