PSC Trustee Candidacy Petitions Available

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Candidacy petitions for two, six-year, non-compensated terms on the Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees are now available. The petition packages can be picked up from the President’s Office, Room 2270, located on PSC’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. The election will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. The vacant positions are those of Trustees Mary Lee Johnson and Kathleen Doyle whose terms expire in April 2009.

In order to qualify, a candidate must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, have resided in Illinois Community College District 515 for at least one year, be a registered voter, and have petition signatures from a minimum of 50 registered voters who live in the district.

Petitions with the required number of signatures may be filed between Tuesday, January 20, 2009, and Monday, January 26, 2009. Petitions will be accepted in the PSC President’s Office by the secretary of Community College District 515, or a designated representative. Petitions may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 20, 2009, through Friday, January 23, 2009. Petitions also will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Monday, January 26, 2009.

A Statement of Candidacy and optional Loyalty Oath also must be filed at that time. Additionally, a Statement of Economic Interests must be filed with the county clerk of the candidate’s residence. The resulting receipt must then be filed with the secretary of Community College District 515 or a designated representative no later than Monday, January 26, 2009.

Persons elected on April 7 will be seated at the April Board of Trustees meeting. For more information, contact Pat Trost, executive assistant to the president, at (708) 709-3637.