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MATTOON — Lake Land College has announced trustee candidate filing information for the April 6 election.

Two, six-year terms will appear on Lake Land's ballot for seats held by Gary Cadwell of Mode and Tom Wright of Dieterich. Trustees elected on April 6 will begin their terms by May 4.

Prospective candidates can download election packet forms at, or request packets by calling (217) 234-5329 or emailing

To run in the election, candidates must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, and a resident of Community College District No. 517 for one year preceding the election. Candidates may begin circulating petitions no earlier than Tuesday. Nominating petitions require at least 50 signatures of district registered voters.

The candidate filing period will be Dec. 14-21. Candidates are required to submit petitions, a candidacy statement, and a receipt from filing an economic interest statement with the Coles County Clerk’s Office. Candidates may submit documents in person or by mail at the President's Office, Lake Land College, Board and Administration Center, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, IL 61938.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those visiting campus must comply with college safety procedures posted at

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