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Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Primary Debate

Statewide debate broadcast by Illinois Public Broadcasters.

The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor - State Sen. Bill Brady, State Sen. Kirk Dillard, Businessman Bruce Rauner and State Treasurer Dan Rutherford meet in advance of the primary election for this live debate. 

The moderator is H Wayne Wilson, host/producer of WTVP's At Issue. The candidates will be questioned by a panel of four journalists: Amanda Vinicky, statehouse bureau chief from WUIS; Chacour Koop, a student from the public affairs reporting program at University of Illinois, Springfield; Jim Meadows, senior reporter and host of Focus from Illinois Public Media; and Jak Tichenor, host of Illinois Lawmakers, from WSIU.

The debate is hosted by WUIS, WTVP (Peoria/Bloomington), WILL-TV and WILL-AM-FM (Urbana), and WSIU-FM-TV (Carbondale) in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Illinois. Additional TV stations carrying the debate are WTTW, Chicago; WYCC, Chicago; WEIU, Charleston; WQPT, Quad Cities; WSEC, Springfield; WMEC, Macomb; WQEC, Quincy. Other radio stations broadcasting the debate are WCBU-FM, Peoria; WBEZ-FM, Chicago; WUSI-FM, Olney; WVSI-FM, Mt. Vernon; WIPA-FM, Pittsfield; WIUM-FM, Macomb; WVIK-FM, Quad Cities.


Amanda Vinicky moved to Chicago Tonight on WTTW-TV PBS in 2017.
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