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Filing deadline extended

Updated: January 7, 2013 6:57AM

Candidates for school boards and other local government offices will get a little relief this Christmas season.

Filing is scheduled to begin Dec. 17 for election petitions of most school and municipal candidates around the state, and was set to end at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve for the April 2013 elections.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation this week allowing local election offices to close on Christmas Eve, changing the deadline for submitting petitions to 5 p.m. on Dec. 26.

Filing already took place in November for local governments which expected to hold primary elections in February, including for the Aurora City Council and North Aurora Village Board.

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