Hundreds of candidates -- or their supporters -- stood in line Monday morning outside the State Board of Elections office in Springfield to turn in nominating petitions.
Anyone there before 8 a.m. could be listed first should they make it onto the primary ballot.
Theresa Mah is one of them. She's running for state representative in the second district, in Chicago.
Mah says that, when she knocked on voters' doors to get their signatures, most people were supportive.
Others were concerned about the Illinois budget.