Candidates begin filing petitions for 2018 Illinois primary
Hundreds of candidates were in line Monday enjoying moderate temperatures in the 40s and sunshine outside the State Board of Elections as an every-two-year event was repeated with the 8 a.m. start of filing for next year’s elections.
The filings mark a formal beginning to a 2018 election season in Illinois that could see record spending in the race for governor. Filing for offices -- including members of Congress, state constitutional officers and legislators, as well as judges -- runs through next Monday.
Leading the line Monday was a group from the Democratic Party of Illinois with petitions for various candidates.
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