Democratic candidate for governor, incumbent Patrick Quinn, republican candidate for governor, Illinois Senator Bill Brady, and Green Party candidate for governor Rich Whitney squared off in a debate which was broadcast statewide on public radio and television stations.
U.S. Senate Forum
Phil Ponce from WTTW's Chicago Tonight hosts a forum featuring candidates for the Illinois U.S. Senate race, Mark Kirk (R) and Alexi Giannoulias (D).
This program will repeat on WSIU World (8.2) on 10/29 at 11pm, 10/30 at 6pm, and 10/31 at 5pm
WSIU and its regional partners also will present interviews with candidates for the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives on Friday nights in October as part of the weekly WSIU-TV series WSIU InFocus. The half-hour, unscripted interviews will feature questions from Jak Tichenor of WSIU-TV, Jennifer Fuller of WSIU Radio, and Rob Crow of the Southern Illinoisan newspaper. WSIU Radio will broadcast excerpts from the candidate interviews during local news breaks in late October.
58th Illinois Senate District
Sen. David Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) and Jeremy Walker (D-Redbud)
107th Illinois House District
Rep. John Caveletto (R-Salem) and Joshua Qualls (D-Centralia)
115th Illinois House District
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and
Charlie Howe (G-Carbondale)
116th Illinois House District
Rep. Dan Reitz (D-Steeleville) and Glenn Farley (R-Waterloo)
12th District, U.S. Congress
U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Belleville) and Rodger Jennings (G-Alton). The republican candidate, Terry Newman was invited but did not appear.
19th District, U.S. Congress
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) and Tim Bagwell (D-Olney)
Jak Tichenor, Jennifer Fuller and representatives from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will discuss the outcomes from the elections in the area and the impact it has on our government.
*Excerpts on WSIU Radio will air at 8:30am & 5:29pm
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