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Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, council member Pat Mudron and Joe Mutz, a commissioner on the Joliet Park District board, also were in line before 8 a.m. Monday to file their petitions.
Mutz is running in District 3, which council member John Gerl represents. Gerl announced in September that he would not seek re-election to the City Council.
O’Dekirk is the only candidate known to have taken out petitions for mayor. He was first elected to be Joliet mayor in 2015.
Next year, local municipalities such as New Lenox, Braidwood, Channahon and Elwood also will be electing mayors.
In the city of Joliet, candidates have until 5 p.m. next Monday to file their petitions to run. Many other Will County municipalities only have until Friday to do so.
Here’s a list of some of the positions up for election in local municipalities. There are several other positions for governmental bodies such as park district and school district boards, as well.
Bolingbrook: Three Village Board trustees
Braidwood: Mayor, commissioner of finance and accounts, commissioner of public health and safety, commissioner of streets and public improvements, commissioner of public property.
Channahon: Village president, clerk, two Village Board trustees
Crest Hill: Aldermen in Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4
Elwood: Village president, three trustees (four-year terms), two trustees (two-year terms)
Joliet: Mayor, council members in Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Lockport: Aldermen in Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4
Manhattan: Three Village Board trustees
Minooka: Three Village Board trustees
New Lenox: Mayor, three Village Board trustees
Plainfield: Three Village Board trustees
Romeoville: Three Village Board trustees
Shorewood: Village clerk, three Village Board trustees
Wilmington: City clerk, aldermen in Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4