Those planning to run for elected office in the spring will have a couple of extra days to declare their candidacies. The Illinois state legislature has moved the deadline to 5 p.m. Dec. 26.
Originally, candidates were required to file by 5 p.m. Christmas Eve, a day when many public buildings will be closed.
Filing for the April 9 election, which will include village, school and library board positions, begins at 8 a.m. Dec. 17. While prospective candidates are now circulating nominating petitions, their candidacies won’t become official until they file the required paperwork.