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Governor Candidates Debate Tonight

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Democrat and Republican vying for the Illinois governor's office will face off in a debate tonight.

    Like the last debate, which took place downstate, this one will be broadcast live on public radio.

    If you want to see challenger Bill Brady and incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn, though, you may have to change your dinner plans. It will not be broadcast on TV.  Sunday night's debate is at 8 p.m. in a chapel on the Elmhurst College campus, just 8 miles from downtown Chicago, and it's free and open to the public.  Area residents are encouraged to attend -- especially those interested in the state's economic crisis -- the focus of the debate.

    Moderating the debate will be WBEZ's Steve Edwards, along with a panel consisting of WTTW's Phil Ponce, the Tribune's Bruce Dold, and Jennifer Boyle, the political science chair at Elmhurst College.

    Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is limited. So head out there and take a look at the guys who want to steer Illinois through its sea of problems.  Or just listen in.  But with only two weeks to go before Election Day, it's time to get some real information under your belt and make up your mind.