As they prepare for their third Election Day showdown, Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold and Democratic challenger Brad Schneider are set to appear at eight candidate debates or forums across the 10th House District starting this month.
Stops include venues in Deerfield, Grayslake, Round Lake Beach and Highland Park.
Dold, of Kenilworth, was elected to the U.S. House in 2010 but lost to Schneider in 2012. Dold defeated Schneider, of Deerfield, in a rematch in 2014.
Dold ran unopposed in this spring's GOP primary. Schneider knocked off Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering to secure the Democratic Party nomination.
Their first joint forum is 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield. It has been billed as a North Shore Jewish community campaign forum.
On Oct. 8, they will appear separately at a forum for federal candidates at the University Center of Lake County, 1200 University Drive, Grayslake. That event is organized by the Lake County Municipal League and is set for 9 a.m.
They'll appear jointly at 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center, 2001 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. That forum is held by groups called the National Alliance on Mental Illness Cook County North Suburban and Mental Health America-North Shore.
There are two Oct. 16 debates: 1 p.m., run by the League of Women Voters, at Lake Forest High School, 1285 N. McKinley Road; and 4 p.m. at Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 450 Keller Ave., Waukegan. It's organized by several groups, including the NAACP and the Latino Coalition of Lake County.
Dold and Schneider will appear at 8 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Bonnie Brook Golf Course, 2800 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, for a forum scheduled by the Small Business Advocacy Council.
The candidates will appear Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. That event is run by the school.
Finally, Dold and Schneider will appear at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way. The League of Women Voters of Lake County and Round Lake Area Public Library are hosting that event.
Dold and Schneider also have two televised debates scheduled.
The first is a taped discussion for ABC 7 Chicago. It will be recorded Oct. 22 and air Oct. 23. ABC 7, the League of Women Voters and Univision Chicago are sponsoring the debate.
In the second TV event, Dold and Schneider will appear at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" news program. The program will air live from the station's studio in Chicago.
The 10th District includes parts of Cook and Lake counties. It stretches from Lake Michigan into the North and Northwest suburbs.
The race has been one of the nation's most hotly contested and costliest congressional contests in recent years. The candidates -- and political action committees supporting them -- are expected to spend millions of dollars on the matchup before the Nov. 8 election.