Today, the lobby outside of the Lake County Clerk’s Office in Waukegan was filled with filers. Candidates must file their nominating packets and today was the first official step towards running for the office.

From municipalities throughout Lake County, first time candidates and incumbents lined up to submit their paper work.

Newly minted Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega was on hand to greet the candidates and make sure everything ran smoothly.

Public education is a cornerstone of Democracy and serving on a school board is a vital function. Members have a say on a variety of important factors which include policy and budgeting.