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Illinois Public Media hosts debate for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District

Republican Rodney Davis (left) and Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (right)

Republican Rodney Davis (left) and Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (right)

Illinois Public Media will host an Illinois 13th Congressional District debate between Republican incumbent Rodney Davis and Democrat challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan on Thursday, October 18 in the WILL-TV studio located inside Campbell Hall on the University of Illinois campus.

Moderated by Niala Boodhoo, host of The 21st, the debate will feature questions from panelists— Brian Moline (WILL) and Jaclyn Driscoll (NPR Illinois)—as well as constituents of Illinois’ 13th Congressional District. Together, these questions will give people a chance to hear these two candidates discuss the issues affecting those throughout the district, which stretches from Champaign-Urbana west to the Mississippi River and to the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis.

If you would like to submit a question for debate, you can do via this Google form or at will.illinois.edu/election2018. The final questions will be chosen by the debate’s editorial board.

This debate will be broadcast live on WILL-AM 580 and WILL-FM 90.9 on Thursday, October 18 from 7-8 p.m. Viewers can watch the televised broadcast of the debate on Monday, October 22 at 8 p.m. on WILL-TV. Everyone is also welcome interact with the debate on social media via Facebook Live and by using #ILVotes2018.

Special thanks to the debate partners Illinois Newsroom, League of Women Voters of Champaign County, NAACP of Champaign County, NPR Illinois, and Illinois Student Government.

Members of the press who would like to attend the debate and the press opportunity following the debate with each candidate should contact Liz Westfield directly at emurray@illinois.edu.