CHICAGO (CBS) — U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) will announce Tuesday that he is not running for reelection this year, sources confirmed.

Rush will serve out the remainder of his current term.

Rush, 75, has represented the First Congressional District of Illinois since 1993. He served as a Chicago alderman for a decade before that.

He was also a co-founder of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.

Rush ran for mayor unsuccessfully against Mayor Richard M. Daley in 1999, and won reelection for his seat Congress the following year against future President Barack Obama.

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