State Sen. Napoleon Harris III, of Flossmoor, announced Tuesday that he is running for the Democratic Party nomination to face Sen. Mark Kirk in the 2016 U.S. Senate race.
Harris made the announcement at Thornton Township High School, his alma mater, according to an Associated Press story published by the State Journal-Register. The former National Football League player is now a businessman.
According to a 2014 story in the Chicago Tribune, Harris has a house in Flossmoor but uses property in Harvey, his hometown, as his official address in the 15th Senate District. The district includes portions of Homewood but not Flossmoor.