PSC Trustee Candidacy Petitions Available

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Candidacy petitions for three, 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 5, 2011. The vacant positions are those of Trustees Peg Donohue, Mark Fazzini, and Brunetta Hill-Corley whose terms expire in April 2011.

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 Monday, December 13, 2010, and Monday, December 20, 2010. 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., Monday, December 13, 2010, through Friday, December 17, 2010. Petitions also will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Monday, December 20, 2010.

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, December 20, 2010.

Persons elected on April 5 will be seated at the April Board of Trustees meeting. For more information, contact Deborah Smith Havighorst, executive assistant to the board of trustees, at (708) 709-7918.