Despite federal probe, Dorothy Brown to run for mayor

Embattled Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown is jumping into the already crowded race for mayor of Chicago, despite a federal investigation that's been swirling around her and her office for years.

A campaign flier circulated by Brown's allies and a follow-up emailed announcement invites supporters to a campaign kickoff at 2:45 p.m. Sunday at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan.

The flier uses the hashtag #Hope4AllChicago, underscored by the words, "Respect, Pride and Change." Patricia Keenan, a spokesperson for the Brown campaign, confirmed that the clerk would, in fact, join the crowded field attempting to unseat two-term incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Brown did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Brown's political committee, Friends of Dorothy Brown, reported a balance of $4,093 as of March 31.

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