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WTTW News Launches Election Hub for June 2022 Primary Election Voters

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - June 8, 2022

WTTW News today announced the launch of a comprehensive digital VOTER GUIDE in advance of the June 28, 2022 primary elections. Along with comprehensive digital resources, WTTW will produce and present a series of candidate forums and extensive, daily political coverage and analysis. The forums, which will feature candidates for federal, state, and county offices, will be part of WTTW’s flagship news and public affairs program Chicago Tonight. Viewers can watch on television at 7:00 pm each night (except June 9) and stream live and on-demand on, Facebook, and YouTube. 

Throughout the election season, Chicago and regional residents can rely on WTTW News and CHICAGO TONIGHT to gather facts, and present trusted information and analysis. WTTW News is committed to creating a forum for fair, balanced and commercial-free discussion from different perspectives. 

“This election will have a significant impact on residents in our region, and as a leading public media organization in Chicago, it is our responsibility to ensure that voters have the information and resources they need to make informed choices when they head to the polls,” said Jay Smith, News Director for Chicago Tonight and WTTW News. 

The candidate forums are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, June 9 (airs at 9:00 pm due to January 6 hearings)
3rd Congressional District - Democrats
Juan Aguirre
Iymen Chehade
Delia Ramirez
Gilbert Villegas

Monday, June 13
6th Congressional District - Democrats
Sean Casten
Marie Newman      

Tuesday, June 14
Cook County Assessor - Democrats 
Fritz Kaegi
Kari Steele

Wednesday, June 15 
Cook County Board President - Democrats
Toni Preckwinkle
Richard Boykin

Thursday, June 16
Illinois Secretary of State - Republicans 
Dan Brady
John C. Milhiser (declined the invitation)

Monday, June 20
Illinois Secretary of State - Democrats 
Alexi Giannoulias
David Moore
Anna Valencia

Tuesday, June 21
Illinois Governor - Republicans
Darren Bailey (invited, waiting for decision)
Richard Irvin (invited, no response)
Gary Rabine
Paul Schimpf
Max Solomon
Jesse Sullivan (declined the invitation)

The Voter Guide was produced with support from the League of Women Voters of Cook County.

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