ABC 7 Chicago to Broadcast Live Mayoral Candidate Debate at Broadway in Chicago's Historic Oriental Theatre Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm; ABC 7 Anchor/Reporter Ron Magers to Moderate

League of Women Voters and Numerous Community Organizations to Join Forces with ABC 7 Chicago in Unprecedented Partnership

Dec 21, 2010, 13:22 ET from ABC 7 Chicago

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC 7, Chicago's most watched television station and the premier broadcaster of countless state and county debates for more than two decades, will air a mayoral candidate debate moderated by ABC 7 anchor/reporter Ron Magers, Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm.  The hour-long, commercial free debate will be broadcast live, from Broadway in Chicago's historic Oriental Theatre.  It will also be streamed on and broadcast on Univision Chicago (time tba).  

Many key Chicago community organizations have come together to serve as co-partners for the debate, at present to include, Chicago Foundation for Women, Chicago Loop Alliance, Chicago Urban League, Metropolitan Planning Council, League of Chicago Theatres, League of Women Voters, Mikva Challenge, National Council of La Raza and Univision Chicago.

According to Emily Barr, President and General Manager, ABC 7 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.  We're delighted with the unprecedented groundswell of community support we've received and that so many diverse organizations have joined us in this community service."    

SOURCE ABC 7 Chicago