Ill. GOP candidates for governor square off
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:02:21 GMT —
Tonight is your chance to watch the only downstate debate Illinois gubernatorial candidates will have before the primary election.
The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor will square off live from 6-7 p.m. on KHQA ABC. Click here to watch the Live Stream via our sister station WICS in Springfield if you are away from your TV.
The Citizens Club of Springfield is hosting the forum Tuesday evening. All candidates are expected to attend. They are Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, businessman Bruce Rauner and state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady.
All four appeared at a debate earlier this month in the Chicago suburb of Naperville where the main issues were state spending, taxes and Illinois' business climate.
The primary contest is March 18.
Gov. Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, is seeking re-election. He faces one primary challenger, activist Tio Hardiman. Quinn's campaign says the Chicago Democrat won't participate in any debates ahead of the primary.