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Armed Guards Removed From Cicero Polling Places By Sheriff's Police

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Cook County Sheriff's Police removed armed security hired by Cicero Town President Larry Dominick to guard polling places during Tuesday's primary election, the Tribune reports:

A spokesman for the town of Cicero said a "couple dozen" off-duty police officers had been hired to man the town's 28 polling places.
Courtney Greve, a spokeswoman for Orr, called the presence of off-duty police officers "election day shenanigans."

Officers from the Sheriff's department may assist with security at polling places, she said, but armed off-duty police officers hired by political candidates are not allowed.

Cicero Town spokesman told the Tribune that the illegal guards were necessary "to make sure [challenger Roberto Garcia, a Cicero police officer] and his hooligans don't cause any problems at the polling places."

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