Candidates for Illinois governor and U.S. Senate will face off in debates this week.
• Governor debate Sunday: Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican state Sen. Bill Brady will debate at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at Elmhurst College, in the school's Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel, 190 Prospect Ave. It will be moderated by WBEZ 91.5-FM's Steve Edwards and will be broadcast live on the radio station. Panelists include Phil Ponce of "Chicago Tonight, Chicago Tribune editorial page Editor Bruce Dold and college political science Chairman Jennifer Boyle.
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• Senate debate Tuesday: A debate between Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, who is the Illinois treasurer, will be aired on ABC 7 at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. It will be moderated by "Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos with panelists Andy Shaw from the Better Government Association, ABC 7 political reporter Charles Thomas and Daily Herald politics and projects writer Kerry Lester. Viewers can see that debate live at 7 p.m. on ABC 7's 7.2 Channel, available on Comcast channel 217, RCN channel 618 and Wide Open West channel 219. It also will be streamed live on ABC 7's website, abc7chicago.com.
• Senate debate Oct. 27: Kirk and Giannoulias will face off again at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, on WTTW-TV Channel 11, moderated by "Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce.
• Governor debate Oct. 20: Another governor's race debate is set to be aired at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, on ABC 7. Anchor Ron Magers will moderate the debate, with Shaw, Thomas and Rebecca Sanchez, a political columnist at Extra News Bilingual paper. Again, the debate can be viewed live on ABC 7's 7.2 Channel or online.
• Governor debate Oct. 28: The last debate is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, on WTTW-TV Channel 11, moderated by "Chicago Tonight host Carol Marin.