ABC7 to host debate with US Senate candidates Mark Kirk, Tammy Duckworth on Nov. 4

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Rep. Duckworth and Sen. Kirk have agreed to debate downstate in late October.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7 will host a debate between the two candidates in the race for U.S. Senate in Illinois.

Incumbent Senator Mark Kirk and challenger Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will debate at ABC7 on Friday, Nov. 4th.

Senator Kirk had originally declined ABC7's offer to debate. However, last week he changed his mind, after facing questions about his debate participation at a joint appearance with Duckworth before the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

The ABC 7 debate will be one hour long, commercial free and is produced in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Illinois and Univision Chicago. It will begin at 7pm on November 4th and air live on our digital platforms, and our news app, as well as digital subchannel 7.2.

The debate will air on ABC7 at 10:35 p.m. on Nov. 4, immediately following ABC7 Eyewitness News at 10 p.m.