Nine candidates have now picked up nominating papers for in Lake Forest, including the two incumbents.
Two seats are up for grabs this November on the city's five-member governing body.
Incumbent councilwoman , who has served on the council for nearly 19 years, pulled nominating papers on the first day of the filing period and returned them the following day. Since then, candidate has also returned her nomination papers.
Candidates must get signatures from 20 registered Lake Forest voters to get on the ballot.
As of Tuesday morning, Lake Forest residents , , , Adam Nick, James Gardner, Eric Garretson and incumbent councilman had each pulled, but not yet returned, nominating papers.
Prospective candidates can pull papers through Aug. 10.
The candidate's packet containing the nomination papers and related election materials needed to run for office are available at . All forms required for nomination and election to municipal office are furnished by and filed with the city clerk.
Appointments to obtain the candidate's packet and review the information with the city clerk are highly encouraged. The process takes about 45 minutes, according to Lake Forest City Clerk Stephanie Smith.
The clerk's office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. City Hall is closed every other Friday. Click here to check the schedule.
The deadline to return nominating papers is 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at City Hall, 25550 Commercentre Dr.