Patch has partnered with the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall.
The invitation is the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 invitation and has accepted the Oct. 11 invitation.
The Roskam for Congress campaign staff indicated the original date was during the time the House Majority Leader asked representatives to serve in Washington DC. Campaign staff said Roskam could not commit to events in his district that week unless the House Majority Leader released the members to return to their district to start campaigning.
The League of Woman Voters said they believe the Oct. 11 date should not conflict with Roskam's schedule or commitments in Washington.
Candidates have until Friday, Sept 28 to respond to the invitation.
Patch covers more than a dozen towns in the 6th District, including Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Crystal Lake-Cary, Darien, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills, Lake Zurich, Lisle, Naperville, Palatine, St. Charles and Wheaton.
To read about the candidates, go to our Illinois 6th Congressional District race page.
Check back with Patch later this month to see whether both candidates agree to participate in our forum.