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CHARLESTON -- Materials for candidates for next year's school board election in Coles County will be available starting Tuesday at the County Clerk's Office, Clerk Sue Rennels announced.

Rennels said the candidate materials were previously obtained at school offices, and the actual candidate filings also took place there. However, the county clerk's office now handles both of those, she said.

Candidate petitions can be filed at the clerk's office Dec. 10-17. The non-partisan election that includes school board races will be on April 2.

Rennels' announcement said information on school board members' duties is available from the Illinois Association of School Boards at

It also said more information on the elections and candidate filing is available by contacting the clerk's office at 217-348-0523 or

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