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Two Downers Grove candidate forums scheduled this week

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:07 a.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE — Candidates for Downers Grove Village Council will appear at two candidate forums this week.

The first will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lincoln Center auditorium, 935 Maple Ave.

The forum is hosted by The Downers Grove Watch Association, a nonpartisan citizens group.

The event begins with a presentation from Bruno Behrend, executive director of For the Good of Illinois, on challenges facing local municipalities in Illinois. The candidates open forum begins at 10:30 a.m.

The second forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters, is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 26 in the council chambers at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave.

After the forum, candidates have been invited to greet the public from 9 to 9:30 p.m.

Six candidates — incumbents Bob Barnett and Marilyn Schnell and newcomers Greg Hosé, Don Jankowski, David Olsen and Susan Walaszek — are running for three seats on the board.

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