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12/20 NBC 5 CHICAGO AND TELEMUNDO CHICAGO PARTNER WITH THE CHICAGO URBAN LEAGUE AND THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF CHICAGO TO HOST THE FIRST TELEVISED 2018 ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL FORUM, JANUARY 23, 2018

 

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NBC 5 CHICAGO AND TELEMUNDO CHICAGO PARTNER WITH THE CHICAGO URBAN LEAGUE AND THE UNION LEAGUE CLUB OF CHICAGO TO HOST THE FIRST TELEVISED 2018 ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL FORUM, JANUARY 23, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO, IL – (December 20, 2017) – NBC 5 Chicago / WMAQ and Telemundo / WSNS will partner with the Union League Club of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League to host the first televised 2018 Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Forum on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6pm (CST). The hour-long forum, broadcast from the NBC Tower, will be moderated by NBC Chicago Political Editor Carol Marin. NBC Chicago 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, Station Manager/Vice President of News, NBC Chicago. “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 and on NBCChicago.com. Additionally, it will be subtitled live, in Spanish on Telemundo Chicago and TelemundoChicago.com.

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.

For press information to register for this forum please contact Anna Vasser at anna.vasser@nbcuni.com.

 

About the Chicago Urban League

Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation. For more information, visit www.thechicagourbanleague.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About NBC 5 Chicago

NBC 5/ WMAQ is NBCUniversal’s local owned television station serving Chicago and Northwest Indiana area viewers for nearly 70 years. Throughout its rich history, NBC 5 has pioneered various television “firsts” including being the first television station in the world to air programming in all-color. NBC 5 was also the first Chicago commercial television station to broadcast in stereo and the first Chicago station to present closed captioning of all local newscasts. Currently, NBC 5 airs more than 40 hours of local news each week in HD on its core channel. Viewers can also receive the latest local news, weather and information on NBCChicago.com, via the NBC 5 Chicago app and the station’s social media channels.

About Telemundo Chicago

Telemundo Chicago / WSNS is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo Chicago produces four daily award-winning newscasts every weekday and four weekend newscasts that feature the latest local news, weather forecasts, consumer reports, and entertainment and sports updates across a variety of platforms. Viewers can also access up-to-date local news and information online at TelemundoChicago.com, via the station’s dedicated mobile app and social media channels.

 

About Union League Club of Chicago and its Public Affairs Committee

Since its inception in 1879, the Union League Club of Chicago has been a cornerstone of the Chicago business, civic and cultural community. In addition to being a full service private club, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) at the Union League Club of Chicago is at the forefront of the Club’s ongoing commitment to community and country. The PAC and its various subcommittees address a wide range of public policy issues, sponsor programs on current affairs with prominent speakers, and serve as the conduit for the Club’s involvement in civic affairs.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Chelsea Whittington

773-451-3524

cwhittington@thechicagourbanleague.org

 

Diane Hannes

312-836-5601

diane.hannes@nbcuni.com

 

David Kohn, Executive Director of Public Affairs

312-435-5945

dkohn@ulcc.org