In the first hours of candidate filing, it's incumbent Mayor Kevin R. Burns versus TaxFACTS member Robert (Bob) McQuillan, and in the 1st Ward, Michael Bruno versus Zachary J. Ploppert.
It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings, but already there are two contested races for city of Geneva offices up for grabs in the April 9 election. In the first hours of candidate filing, three-term incumbent Mayor Kevin Burns faces off against Bob McQuillan, one of the co-founders of the Geneva TaxFACTS citizens group. And in the race for 1st Ward alderman, to replace the irreplaceable Sam Hill, Historic Preservation Commission member Michael Bruno goes toe to toe with community activist Zachary J. Ploppert. There's still plenty of time for folks to submit nominating petitions—until 5 p.m. Dec. 26, in fact—and of course, there's a period of time that nominating petitions can be challenged. That said, it's not unusual for the ballot to be …
The Illinois Senate amends its election code so that candidates in local elections—from City Council to School Board—can submit nominating petitions until 5 p.m. on the day after Christmas.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Merry Christmas, candidates in local elections: You have an extra day to get your name on the April 2013 ballot! A new state law, passed Nov. 29 by both houses of the General Assembly, is also good news to municipal clerks, school board secretaries, township clerks, park district and library secretaries and other local election officials who were previously required to accept candidate petitions until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, regardless of whether their respective governmental offices were open. The law is effective immediately. Senate Bill 3338 amends Section 1-4 of the Election Code to specify that, for the 2013 consolidated election period, local election officials have until 5 p.m. Dec. 26 to accept candidates' petitions or …