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NBC 5 AND TELEMUNDO CHICAGO HOST THE FIRST TELEVISED 2020 RACE FOR ILLINOIS U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE FORUM

WHAT: The 2020 Race for U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

WHO: Illinois Candidates for U.S. Senate

WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2020

WHERE: Streaming on NBCChicago.com on Friday, October 23rd at 6:30pm (Available afterwards for on-demand streaming)

Airing on NBC 5 on Sunday, October 25th at 10am

Streaming on TelemundoChicago.com on Friday, October 23rd at 6:30pm (Available after for on-demand streaming)

Airing on Telemundo Chicago on Sunday, October 25th at 1:30pm

CHICAGO, IL – (October 23, 2020) NBC 5 Chicago / WMAQ and Telemundo Chicago / WSNS to host the first televised Race for U.S. Senate Candidate Forum of 2020 on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 6:30pm. The hour-long forum, broadcast from the NBC Tower, will be moderated by NBC 5 Political Editor Carol Marin.

“We are pleased to host the Illinois Candidates for U.S. Senate in this forum,” said Frank Whittaker, Station Manager/Vice President of News, NBC 5 Chicago. “Our commitment to political coverage is unmatched in Chicago. We look forward to giving voters a look at where each candidate stands on important issues facing our state and nation.”

The forum can be streamed on NBCChicago.com and TelemundoChicago.com at 6:30pm on Friday October 23, 2020 and will be available afterwards for on-demand streaming. The U.S. Senate Candidate Forum will be broadcast on Sunday, October 25th on NBC 5 at 10am and on Telemundo Chicago at 1:30pm.

From local elections to the presidential race, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago will continue to be the home for Decision 2020. With voter’s guides available on both NBCChicago.com and TelemundoChicago.com and in-depth political podcasts, residents are able to get informed before they vote. On election night, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago will provide updates with a panel of experts and mobile push alerts as the results roll in.

About NBC 5 Chicago
NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV) is the NBC Universal owned-and-operated station in Chicago. In partnership with Telemundo Chicago (WSNS-TV) as a duopoly station, NBC 5 serves the incredibly diverse and bilingual audiences throughout the city and suburbs. As the third largest television market, NBC 5 provides news, weather, community initiatives and more for the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as, areas of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. NBC 5 features daily local news on “NBC 5 News” and local lifestyle content on “Chicago Today.” All original content is available on-air, across streaming platforms, on nbcchicago.com and on the NBC Chicago Mobile App.

About Telemundo Chicago
Telemundo Chicago (WSNS-TV) is a Telemundo owned-and-operated station in Chicago, owned by NBCUniversal. In partnership with NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV) as a duopoly station, Telemundo Chicago serves the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as, areas of northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. Telemundo Chicago features the latest local news, weather forecasts, consumer reports, and entertainment and sports updates throughout their daily “Noticiero Telemundo Chicago” broadcasts. All original content is available on-air, across streaming platforms, on telemundochicago.com and on the Telemundo Chicago Mobile App.

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