NAACP forum set for tonight
The Kankakee Branch of the NAACP will sponsor a pair of candidate forums tonight at the Kankakee Public Library.
At 5:30 p.m., the county clerk candidates will appear. The incumbent is Republican Dan Hendrickson, who is being challenged by Democrat Barbara Wells.
At 6:45 p.m., candidates for Kankakee County treasurer will take the stage. The pair includes incumbent Republican Nick Africano and his challenger, Democrat Ray Chamberlain.
The times for tonight’s two forums were switched this morning because of a scheduling conflict.
Tonight features the first of two consecutive Tuesdays when the NAACP will sponsor forums at the library. At 6 p.m. Oct. 16, the candidates for 79th District state representative will appear. They are Republican incumbent Lindsay Parkhurst and Democratic challenger and former state representative Lisa Dugan.