NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago to Host First Televised 2018 Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Forum

The hour-long forum, broadcast from NBC Tower, begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and will be moderated by NBC 5 Political Editor Carol Marin.

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NOTE: Watch the forum live here.

NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago have partnered with the Union League Club of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League to host the first televised 2018 Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Forum.

The hour-long forum, broadcast from NBC Tower, begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and will be moderated by NBC 5 Political Editor Carol Marin.

NBC 5 reporter Mary Ann Ahern and Telemundo Chicago reporter Karla Leal will take questions from the audience in the roundtable-conversation format.

"We are pleased to host the Illinois Democratic Candidates for Governor in this forum," said Frank Whittaker, NBC 5 station manager and vice president of news. "Our commitment to political coverage is unmatched in Chicago. We look forward to giving voters a look at where each candidate stands on important issues facing our state.”

"Our main priority is to keep our Spanish-speaking viewers informed about news that affects their lives,” said Diana Maldonado, Telemundo Chicago vice president of news. "The broadcast of this gubernatorial forum is certainly part of our commitment to the community we serve."

The forum can be seen live on NBC 5, on NBCChicago.com and the NBC Chicago app. It will be subtitled live in Spanish on Telemundo Chicago, TelemundoChicago.com and on the Telemundo Chicago app.

In 2015, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago hosted the award-winning Chicago Mayoral Debate, and in 2014 both stations hosted The Republican Illinois Governor Candidate Forum.

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