Vote 2016 LIVE debates on ABC7 Chicago

ABC7Chicago, the station that has broadcast candidate debates for more than two decades, has partnered with the League of Women Voters of Illinois and Univision Chicago for three debates this election season. Candidates in the race for U.S. Senate, as well as Illinois' 8th and 10th Congressional districts, will square off.

The U.S. Senate debate, between incumbent Senator Mark Kirk (R) and challenger U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D), will be held at ABC 7 on Fri., Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. It will air commercial-free on ABC 7 at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 4. It will air live on ABC 7 digital channel 7.2, abc7chicago.com and the ABC 7 Chicago News app at 7 p.m. Nov. 4.

Univision Chicago will air the Senate debate 10 a.m. Sun., Nov. 6 on WGBO Channel 66 and on Univision America at midnight.

The 30-minute Congressional debates will air commercial-free on ABC 7 on Sun., Oct. 23. The 8th District debate will be at 4 p.m., followed by the 10th District debate at 4:30 p.m., preceding ABC 7's 5 p.m. newscast.

The debate will be made available to stations throughout Illinois via the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

Univision Chicago will aired the Congressional debates on Sun., Oct, beginning at 10 a.m. The debates will also air on Univision America at midnight.

Vote 2016: The U.S. Senate Debate will feature incumbent Senator Mark Kirk (R) squaring off with challenger Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D). ABC 7 anchor/reporter Kathy Brock moderated. She was joined by ABC 7 political reporter Charles Thomas and Univision Chicago's Erika Maldonado. The one-hour debate airs commercial-free on ABC 7 at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 4. It will air live on ABC 7 digital channel 7.2, abc7chicago.com and the ABC 7 Chicago News app at 7 p.m. Nov. 4.

8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEBATE

Vote 2016: The 8th Congressional District Debate was held between businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) and DuPage County Board Commissioner Peter DiCianni (R). ABC 7 Anchor/Reporter Alan Krashesky and Univision Chicago's Enrique Rodriguez moderated. It will air on ABC 7 on Sun., Oct. 23 at 4 p.m.

Krishnamoorthis and DiCianni discussed a number of topics during the debate including their stances on healthcare, minimum wage and immigration. The candidates were also given an opportunity to question each other.
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10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEBATE

Vote 2016: The 10th Congressional District Debate was held between current U.S. representative Robert Dold (R) and challenger, former U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (D). ABC 7's Kathy Brock and Univision Chicago's Enrique Rodriguez will moderate. It will air on ABC 7 on Sun., Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m.

Dold and Schneider covered several topics during the debate including college debt, gun control and immigration reform. The candidates were also given the opportunity to ask each other a question.

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The Congressional debates were taped at ABC 7 Chicago on Saturday, October 22. The taping for the 8th Congressional District began at 11 a.m. The taping for the 10th Congressional District began at 1 p.m. Both the debates were streamed live on abc7chicago.com and the ABC 7 Chicago News App on October 22 at the time of their tapings.

All three debates are produced by ABC 7 Eyewitness News in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Illinois and Univision Chicago. They will all be available on demand at abc7chicago.com and the ABC 7 Chicago News app.
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