The League of Women Voters will hold candidate forums for five contested races on Oct. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Wilmette Village Hall, 1220 Wilmette Ave. in Wilmette. The event is co-sponsored by the Evanston, Glenview/ Glencoe, Wilmette and Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth Leagues.

The 9 a.m. forum will feature 9th Congressional District candidates Jan Schakowsky, incumbent, and John D. Elleson. The next two candidates, at 10 a.m. will be 13th District Cook County Commissioner candidates, Larry Suffredin, incumbent, and Chris Hanusiak, and 14th District Cook County Commissioner candidates, Scott Britton and Greg Goslin. Candidates for the 17th State Representative District, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and Peter Lee, and candidates for the 18th State Representative District, Robyn Gabel, incumbent, and Julie Cho, will follow in a forum at 11:10 a.m.

The public will be able to submit written questions for the candidates at the forum.

Questions regarding the forum can be referred to 847-828-3671. Questions regarding general election issues, voting districts and candidates can be answered at or by calling the County Clerk’s office at 312-603-5656.