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Democratic governor candidate Kennedy visiting Morris on Friday

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Gubenatorial candidate Chris Kennedy takes notes at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Tuesday October 3rd, 2017. Gary E Duncan Sr. for Shaw Media[]

Chris Kennedy, Democrat candidate for Governor in Illinois, will be in Morris on Friday eventing for a fundraiser event.

The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Carson Tap House at 823 Liberty Street in Morris. It is being hosted by former State Rep. candidate Martha Shugart, Kim Sangmeister Puckert and Remzi Jaos.

Chris Kennedy, son of Bobby and Ethel Kennedy, moved from Boston to Decatur 30 years ago to work for Archer Daniels Midland in agriculture.

He was chairman of the board of the University of Illinois board of trustees, ran the Merchandise Mart for a couple decades and has been very involved in community non-profits and public service.