UPDATED: State Senate and House Candidates Talk Taxes, Health Care and Illinois' Money Use (Live Blog)
Candidates running for the 18th Illinois Senate district and hopefuls for the 31st and 36th Illinois House districts answered questions at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters Wednesday night. Read our live blog transcript for a recap.
Update, 10:20 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
The following candidates, and an unchallenged incumbent, shared their views on a variety of topics Wednesday night at the Green Hills Public Library.
Those who participated:
- Kelly Burke and Bob Shelstrom (36th House)
- Barbara Bellar and Bill Cunningham (18th Senate)
- Mary Flowers (31st House)
- for or against video gambling, and other gambling in the state
- what should be done with pension obligations
- supporting flat or graduated income tax
- views on the Affordable Health Care Act, and its implications for Illinois
- how Illinois got into financial ruin, and how the state can be brought out
Read our live blog transcript for their stances, and look for videos of the forum in coming days.
Update: Candidates for the 16th Illinois Senate and 35th Illinois House districts will not appear at tonight's debate. Officials from the Green Hills Public Library, which is hosting the forum, decided to only include races that fell within the library district boundaries, said Barbara Pasquinelli, co-President of The League of Women Voters of the Palos-Orland Area. Information provided earlier indicated the 16th and 35th districts would be represented.
The League of Women Voters of the Palos-Orland Area are hosting a candidate forum for two state senate districts and three state house districts Wednesday night at the Green Hills Public Library in Palos Hills.
Audience members will get a chance to submit questions for the candidates to answer during the forum.
Patch will be on hand running a live blog of the forum, which you can join and offer your own thoughts during the event. Look for video of the candidates’ statements and different stances on issues in following days after the forum.
Check our election guides below for more information about some of the races represented at the forum.
Got questions for the candidates? Let us know in the comments.