NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago to Host Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Forum May 24 – NBC Chicago
NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago are teaming up with the Chicago Urban League, the Latino Policy Forum and the Union League Club of Chicago to host a televised forum for Republican candidates vying for the party’s nomination to challenge Governor JB Pritzker in the 2022 elections.
The hour-long forum will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. and will be hosted at the NBC Tower.
NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern will moderate the forum and Telemundo Chicago anchor Anabel Monge will answer questions from a live studio audience for the roundtable-format event.
“We are delighted to welcome the Republican candidates for governor of Illinois to this forum,” NBC Station Manager 5 and Vice President of News Frank Whittaker said in a statement. “We are committed to providing our community with unparalleled political coverage.”
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin announced that he would be participating in the forum.
“I look forward to sharing the stage with my opponents, where my solid record as a veteran, former prosecutor and mayor will prove that I am the best candidate to beat JB Pritzker and bring Illinois back from crime, high taxes and corruption under his watch,” Irvin said in a statement.
The forum will be broadcast live on NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago, and will also be broadcast live on NBCChicago.com and TelemundoChicago.com. A replay of the forum will also air on the Peacock streaming service.
“This forum will allow voters to hear from the candidates themselves about where they stand on important issues in Illinois,” Diana Maldonado, vice president of Telemundo Chicago, said in a statement. “We are proud to provide this level of coverage to the English and Spanish speaking communities in our region.”