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'Jeopardy!' to search for contestants at Chicago Black Women's Expo

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Attendees at the Chicago Black Women's Expo at McCormick Place on April 6 will have a chance to see if they have what it takes to become a "Jeopardy!" champ.

Would-be contestants will take a 50-clue written test. Those who pass will move on to the second part of the audition process, which includes practice game play and a brief interview.

"We've had a number of 'Jeopardy!' contestants from Chicago perform well over the years, and we encourage those attending the Black Women's Expo to audition for a chance to extend the city's successful track record," said the quiz show's executive producer Harry Friedman in a written statement.

Those successful Chicagoans include Sun-Times reporter Kara Spak, a five-time champion, as well as Fenwick High School teacher Colby Burnett (pictured below), who recently won the Teachers Tournament and the Tournament of Champions.

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John Idler, president and general manager of WLS-Channel 7 (the ABC affiliate that airs the show weekdays at 2:30 p.m.) added: "So many Chicagoans are loyal viewers of 'Jeopardy!' on ABC 7. We're looking forward to seeing some strong female contestants from this year's Black Women's Expo appear on 'Jeopardy!' next season."

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