Steve Kouri is dropping out of the race for the District 4 Peoria City Council seat to take an appointment on the Illinois Human Rights Commission.
The story was first reported via a statement Kouri released to the Peoria Journal Star. He confirmed the report in an interview with WCBU.
“One of my platforms for the city council was creating more opportunities for people with disabilities. I’m going to be able to do that for all minorities statewide, including Peoria,” said Kouri, who has cerebral palsy.
Gov. JB Pritzker announced Kouri’s appointment to the commission last week.
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