Governor Rauner files for reelection

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“Hundreds of candidates were in line Monday enjoying moderate temperatures in the 40s and sunshine outside the State Board of Elections as an every-two-year event was repeated with the 8 a.m. start of filing for next year’s elections.

The filings mark a formal beginning to a 2018 election season in Illinois that could see record spending in the race for governor. Filing for offices — including members of Congress, state constitutional officers and legislators, as well as judges — runs through next Monday.

Petitions for governor were filed on behalf of incumbent GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, who were not personally in line. Rauner had an appearance in Chicago Monday morning.”

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