Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Variety of groups schedule forums for city election candidates

Monday, March 14

From 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Illinois Association of Realtors building, 522 S. Fifth St., candidates for mayor are to be in a debate put on by the Capital Area Association of Realtors, Downtown Springfield Inc., the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the University of Illinois Springfield.

Bill Wheelhouse of WUIS radio and Bernard Schoenburg of The State Journal-Register will moderate. Because of limited seating capacity, free tickets will be required for attendance. Information about tickets is available from the chamber’s Josh Collins at 525-1173 or jcollins@gscc.org.

Tuesday, March 15

Midtown Rotary Club is hosting a luncheon and mayoral forum at the Inn at 835, 835 S. Second St.

It is not yet determined if enough space will be available to open the event to the public, said Bill Stokes, a board member of the club. The forum will key on issues of health and human services, and the moderator will be Amanda Vinicky, Statehouse bureau chief for WUIS-FM/Illinois Public Radio.

The lunch begins at 11:45 a.m., with the forum expected to be from about 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22

There will be a mayoral debate from 7 to 8 p.m. at Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield. It will be carried live on WICS-Channel 20 and WMAY, 970 AM, said WICS managing editor Rebecca Clark.

More details will be available later, including where free tickets will be available. Kunz said he plans to participate in this debate.

Information on UIS associated debates were published in a March 8, 2011, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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