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Starting Monday, Illinois candidates began filing petitions to get their names on the March 20th Democratic and Republican primary ballots.

Candidates have until next Monday, December 4, to file their petitions with local election officials for county offices, or with the State Board of Elections for state and congressional offices. That’s followed by another week when objections to those petitions can be filed. Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten says only then does work begin on actually laying out the ballot. 

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner extended tax deadlines for residents in counties struggling with recent flooding.

The affected counties include Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, Rock Island, Carroll, Henry, and Jo Daviess.  This expands a privilege extended previously to Kane, Lake, McHenry and Cook counties. The waiver applies to those whose tax returns are due between July 11 and Dec. 1. 

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Municipal state workers won't have to work Christmas Eve. The deadline for candidates to file petitions for local offices will now be the day after  Christmas.

This week is the time for some candidates to file petitions for positions on boards including libraries, park districts, and schools.