Political hopefuls running for office as an
independent must submit their nominating petitions to the Illinois Board of Elections by the end of the day today.
Forrest Claypool says he has more than the necessary
25,000 signatures to get on the ballot in the race for Cook County
assessors. Gubernatorial candidate Scott Lee Cohen will also make the
to Springfield; his campaign claims to have collected more than 130,000 signatures.
UPDATE (10:00 a.m.): From a press release, Independent candidate for Cook County Assessor says he turned in over 90,000 petition signatures this morning.