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WLS-Channel 7 to air mayoral candidate debate in February

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Top-rated ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 will air a Chicago mayoral candidate debate on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. It is unclear at this point how many of the candidates will participate in the event. The hour-long, commercial-free debate, hosted by Channel 7 anchor and reporter Ron Magers, will be broadcast live from the Ford Center for the Performing Arts/Oriental Theatre in the loop. It also will be streamed live on and broadcast at a time-to-be-announced on Univision Chicago.

To present the debate, Channel 7 is partnering with several organizations, including the Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago Urban League, League of Chicago Theatres, League of Women Voters, Mikva Challenge, National Council of La Raza and Univision Chicago.

"We are proud of ABC 7's long-standing tradition of broadcasting candidate debates, and with the intense focus on Chicago's next mayor, we knew a timely mayoral debate was essential," said Emily Barr, president and general manager of WLS-Channel 7.

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