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CHICAGO (AP) – Candidate filing has started in Chicago for the 2014 municipal elections.

Petition filing for the Feb. 24 election started Monday morning at the Board of Election Commissioners for the city of Chicago. Races on the ballot include Chicago mayor, city treasurer and alderman in all of the city’s 50 wards.

A Dec. 3 lottery is planned to determine top ballot positions for each contest. Candidates who are in line at or before 9 a.m. on Monday qualify for that lottery.

Petitions will be accepted through Nov. 24.

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