Today the State Board if Elections is announcing that pursuant to the attached Order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the matter of Committee for a Fair and Balanced Map, et al. v. Illinois State Board of Elections, et al., No. 11-c-5065, the filing deadlines related to the office of the United States House of Representatives have been modified as follows:
• Friday, December 23, 2011, 8:00 a.m.: First day to file for candidates seeking the office of Representative in the U.S. Congress
• Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 5:00 p.m.: Last day to file for candidates seeking the office of Representative in the U.S. Congress
• Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 1:00 p.m.: Last day for filing objections to the nominating petitions of candidates who have filed for the office of Representative in the U.S. Congress.
If any candidate attempts to file nominating petitions during the originally scheduled filing period of November 28th to December 5th such petitions will not be accepted.