Public invited to pair of candidate forums

Kane County—The League of Women Voters offers two candidate forums for the public. Candidates in contested races for Kane County Sheriff, Kane County Treasurer, and Kane County Board Districts 9 and 15 have been invited to participate in a forum on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at 7 pm at the Batavia City Hall.

Candidates in contested races for the 14th Congressional District will appear in a forum on Monday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Norris Cultural Arts Center, 1040 Dunham Road, St. Charles. Contested candidates for Illinois Senate District 25 and Illinois Representative District 50 will also participate in this forum. This forum is sponsored by the Leagues of Geneva-St. Charles, Batavia and Elgin.

The public is invited to both forums and will have an opportunity to submit questions for the candidates. Each forum will be moderated by a member of the League of Women Voters. The Jan. 18 forum will also include a panel of representatives from the media. At the end of the forums, audience members will be invited to meet informally with the candidates.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization which never endorses candidates. The purpose of league candidate forums is to offer the public an opportunity to hear and compare the views of candidates in an unbiased setting. Additional information may be obtained via www.lwvgenstc.org.