WTTW News/CHICAGO TONIGHT Covers the 2018 Midterms

THE CHOICE FOR GOVERNOR: A WTTW NEWS SPECIAL 2018 VOTERS’ GUIDE TO THE GENERAL ELECTION at wttw.com/votersguide and LIVE CANDIDATE FORUMS on CHICAGO TONIGHT

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - October 18, 2018

WTTW News is providing extensive coverage of the November 6 midterm elections. This includes:

THE CHOICE FOR GOVERNOR: A WTTW NEWS SPECIAL

Thursday, November 1 at 10:00 pm, Sunday, November 4 at 6:00 pm, Monday, November 5 at 8:00 pm

In this new 60-minute special, correspondents Paris Schutz and Amanda Vinicky present in-depth profiles of the two major party candidates for Illinois Governor: Democratic nominee JB Pritzker and the Republican incumbent, Bruce Rauner. These profiles will premiere on Chicago Tonight on October 17 and 18, and air again on October 30 and 31.

2018 VOTERS’ GUIDE TO THE GENERAL ELECTION

wttw.com/votersguide

This online resource is designed to inform voters about the candidates running for Federal, Statewide and Cook County offices in the November 6 election. Candidates from all parties were given two minutes to tell voters where they stand on the issues, why they feel they are best qualified, and what they intend to do if elected or re-elected, in messages recorded at the WTTW studios at no cost to the candidates. The Voters Guide is an online version of Candidate Free Time, pioneered by WTTW in the 1992 race for U.S. Senate. This year’s Candidate Free Time is produced with and underwritten in part by the League of Women Voters of Cook County.

“We take our responsibility as a public media organization seriously,” said Sandra Cordova Micek, President and CEO of WTTW. “By making it possible for contenders of all parties to present their platforms, this guide provides voters with some of the key information they may need to make informed choices when they vote.”

CANDIDATE FORUMS on CHICAGO TONIGHT

Various dates at 7:00 pm on WTTW11, streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, and viewable at wttw.com/news. Candidates’ names are in alphabetical order, and forums will vary in length:

 

DATE

OFFICE

CANDIDATES

Monday, October 22
hosted by Carol Marin

6th Congressional District

Sean Casten (D)
Peter Roskam (R)*

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 24
hosted by Carol Marin

14th Congressional District

Randy Hultgren (R)*
Lauren Underwood (D)

 

 

 

Thursday, October 25
hosted by Eddie Arruza

Illinois Comptroller

Susana Mendoza (D)*
Darlene Senger (R)

 

 

 

Monday, October 29
hosted by Carol Marin

Illinois Attorney General

Erika Harold (R)
Kwame Raoul (D)

 

 

 

*Incumbent
Not yet confirmed

About THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF COOK COUNTY

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan, political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of Cook County is composed of over 1,100 members in 14 local Leagues within Cook County.

About CHICAGO TONIGHT

WTTW’s flagship nightly newsmagazine Chicago Tonight celebrated 30 years on the air in April 2014. Airing at 7:00 pm weeknights on WTTW11 and live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, and viewable online at wttw.com/chicagotonight, the award-winning series hosted by Phil Ponce covers Chicago stories in politics, arts, science and technology, health, business, architecture, education, history, and more. The website presents original reporting, extensive video, a comprehensive archive of Chicago stories and other special features. Audiences can connect with Chicago Tonight on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

About WTTW

WTTW is the PBS member station in Chicago, committed to creating and presenting unique media content across distinct television and digital channels – WTTW11, WTTW Prime, WTTW Create/WTTW World, WTTW PBS Kids 24/7, wttw.com and the PBS/WTTW video app. Recognized for award-winning journalism and local productions such as Chicago Tonight, Chicago River Tour, Check, Please!, digital-first series Urban Nature and Foodphiles and national productions 10 That Changed America, Soundstage, and Nature Cat, WTTW presents the very best in public affairs, arts and culture, nature and science, history and documentary, and children’s public media content. Connect with WTTW on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.


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