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Suburban contestants to appear on 'Wheel of Fortune' next week

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  • Todd Davidson of Barrington will be one of the suburban contestants on "Wheel of Fortune" next week, when the show focuses on Chicago.

    Todd Davidson of Barrington will be one of the suburban contestants on "Wheel of Fortune" next week, when the show focuses on Chicago.
    courtesy of Carol Kaelson

  • Elizabeth Miller of Deer Park will be a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" next week, when the show focuses on Chicago.

    Elizabeth Miller of Deer Park will be a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" next week, when the show focuses on Chicago.
    courtesy of Carol Kaelson

  • Glen Czernik of Park Ridge will be a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" next week, when the show focuses on Chicago.

    Glen Czernik of Park Ridge will be a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" next week, when the show focuses on Chicago.
    courtesy of Carol Kaelson

  • Pat Sajak and Vanna White pose at Wrigley Field while they were in Chicago to film "Wheel of Fortune" last May.

    Pat Sajak and Vanna White pose at Wrigley Field while they were in Chicago to film "Wheel of Fortune" last May.
    Courtesy of Carol Kaelson

 
 

Police officers from Gilberts and Park Ridge and a teacher's aide from Deer Park are among the suburban contestants who will appear on "Wheel of Fortune" next week.

The game show will feature Chicago as part of its "Great American Cities" tour, with Chicago area contestants and a set made with the skyline, Wrigley Field and a moving replica of the el.

The contestants from the Northwest suburbs are:

• Glen Czernik of Park Ridge.

• Elizabeth Miller of Deer Park.

• Todd Davidson of Barrington.

• Joanne Rohrer of Oakwood Hills, a teacher at Prairie Grove Elementary School in Crystal Lake

• Brandon Theodore of Addison.

• Stephanie Castle of Lombard.

• David Kruse of Bloomingdale.

• Michelle Defer of Gilberts.

The episodes were filmed last May. During the tapings, the show's Pat Sajak, a Chicago native, and Vanna White were spotted on social media taking a Chicago River cruise, eating at Superdawg and posing at Buckingham Fountain.

To find the contestants, the Wheelmobile, the show's promotional vehicle, held events at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. The final auditions were then held in the city.

The episodes will air at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 15-19, on ABC 7.

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