Candidate forums set for 8th Congressional, 44th state House districts

The League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area is hosting candidate forums this month for Illinois House District 44 and the 8th Congressional District.

The virtual forum for the 44th District will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, and feature candidates Patrick Brouillette and Fred Crespo, along with moderator Jan Wood.

Register for the Zoom link at

The in-person forum for the 8th District will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Room 195 of Building D at Harper College in Palatine and feature candidates Chris Dargis and Raja Krishnamoorthi, along with moderator Barbara Laimins.

Attendees are advised to leave extra time to park and walk to the forum location.

All LWPA candidate forums will be recorded and made available on its website for voters to view after the forum and prior to the election.

The League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, visit

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