• The Elgin Area League of Women Voters will hold a candidates forum at 2 p.m. today at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin. Contested Kane County office candidates have been invited to speak as well as 16th Circuit judge candidates. The public can submit questions.
• The League of Women Voters of Lake County and the Daily Herald will conduct a debate for candidates in the state House District 59 seat in the Feb. 2 primary. The event will be at 2 p.m. today at the Laschen Community Center, 294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills. Democrats state Rep. Carol Sente and Buffalo Grove Village President Elliott Harstein will be there along with Republicans Mohan Manian, Cynthia Hebda and Dan Sugrue. Candidates for judge in the appellate court, and 19th Circuit Court, will present their qualifications, but will not participate in a formal question period.
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• Five of the Republican candidates for governor will gather from 8-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Tooling and Manufacturing Association, 1177 S. Dee Road in Park Ridge for a candidates forum. Adam Amdrzejewski, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Proft and Bob Schillerstrom will each begin with an opening statement, and then the floor will be open for questions.
• Democratic candidates for the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission in District 4, Eric Bergman and Don Kirchenberg, debate during a candidate forum at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Glenside Public Library, 25 E. Fullerton, Glendale Heights. Other Democratic candidates attending the forum include Tom Wendorf, DuPage County Board District 4; Carol Chaney, DuPage County Board chairman; Dennis Clark, DuPage County Forest Preserve District president; Jim Haggerty, state representative District 45; Michelle Mussman, state representative District 56; Corinne Pierog, Illinois Senate District 23; and Ben Lowe, U. S. House District 6. For details, contact (630) 550-8550 or email@example.com.
• Two Republicans vying for their party's nomination in the West suburban 14th Congressional District will debate Monday night on WTTW Channel 11. Ethan Hastert and state Sen. Randy Hultgren will meet for the debate at 6:45 p.m. at Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles. The winner will face U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Batavia in November.
• The two Democratic governor hopefuls Gov. Pat Quinn and Comptroller Dan Hynes will take part in a televised debate on ABC 7 on Tuesday night. Daily Herald Managing Editor Madeleine Doubek will be asking questions on the panel. The debate is sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Better Government Association. It can be viewed on ABC 7 at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday or online at http://abclocal.go.com/wls.