Candidates for governor to meet with the public at DeKalb forum

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DE KALB - Seven Democratic candidates for governor will tackle audience questions at a forum on Oct. 3. The forum will take place in DeKalb at the Carl Sandburg Auditorium, the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University.

This is a rare chance for people to hear the Democratic candidates who are running in the March primary discuss issues and offer solutions to the challenges facing Illinois.

Attending the event are State Senator Daniel Biss, Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber, community organizer Tio Hardiman, businessman Christopher Kennedy, business owner Alex Paterakis, Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar, and State Representative Julianna Stratton (J. B. Pritzker’s running mate).

The doors will open at 5 p.m. when attendees can meet the candidates and pick up literature. The forum begins at 5:30 p.m. with moderator Susan Stephens, news reporter and producer at public radio station WNIJ, who will ask questions submitted by the audience.

The Democratic Gubernatorial Forum is sponsored by NIU Forensics and DeKalb Stands With the Women’s March on Chicago, with support from Action Steps for America, DeKalb County Democratic Party, DeKalb Rise Up, DeKalb Area Progressives, Indivisible Naperville, Kane County Young Democrats, NIU College Democrats, Sycamore Area Indivisible, and We Can Lead Change-Fox Valley.

The Holmes Student Center is located on the corner of Normal Road and Lucinda Avenue, north of Lincoln Highway (Illinois Route 38). Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in campus parking lots.

For more information, contact [email protected]


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