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Democrats running for Illinois governor to meet for debate

(MGN Online)

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Democrats hoping to become Illinois' next governor are meeting for a televised debate.

Friday night's event is the second-to-last televised debate that all candidates have agreed to participate in prior to the March 20 primary.

The six vying for their party's nomination are businessman Chris Kennedy, state Sen. Daniel Biss, billionaire J.B. Pritzker, educator Bob Daiber, anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman and physician Robert Marshall.

The nominee will face either Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner or his conservative challenger, state Rep. Jeanne Ives, in November.

The debate is hosted by WLS-TV in Chicago, the League of Women Voters and Univision Chicago. It will be livestreamed beginning at 7 p.m. on www.abc7chicago.com and broadcast on WLS-TV at 10:35 p.m.

Univision Chicago will air the debate Saturday at 5 p.m. on WGBO/Channel 66.

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