Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has agreed to attend two exclusive prime-time debates hosted by Nexstar Media Inc. in October.
Republican nominee Darren Bailey has not yet confirmed he will participate.
The first “Your Local Election Headquarters: Illinois Governor Debate” will take place on October 4 at Braden Auditorium on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.
The second debate will be on October 18 at WGN-TV studios in Chicago.
If both candidates agree to the debates, they will air on at least seven Nexstar television stations serving the state, including WGN-TV, and simulcast on WGN Radio.