Although this event is taking place in Springfield, this is an important debate that is relevant to readers in the Champaign-Urbana area. 

IL-13 Representative Rodney Davis and his challenger, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, will participate in a debate from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 15th at the State Journal-Register (1 Copley Plz, Springfield). The event is free and open to the public.

Here's the info from the Facebook event page:

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and Democratic nominee Betsy Dirksen Londrigan of Springfield, are both seeking the 13th Congressional District seat in the Nov. 6 election.

The two candidates will debate at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the SJ-R, which is located on Ninth Street between Capital Avenue and Monroe Street in Springfield. The debate will be livestreamed on sj-r.com and broadcast by our media partner, 94.7/970 WMAY.

The event is free and open to the public. We appreciate that the candidates have agreed to join us for what we expect to be a civil discussion of issues, and we trust that audience members will show the same spirit in attending.

Top photo from the Facebook event page.