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Court Upholds Homeless Candidate's Removal From Oak Park Ballot

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A Cook County judge says a suburban Chicago homeless man can't run for the village board because he doesn't have an address.

The judge on Monday upheld a decision by the Oak Park electoral board to bar Daniel Fore from the April 7 ballot.

An attorney for Fore is reviewing the decision and the possibility of an appeal.

Judge Patrick McGann says there's no question a homeless person can be a resident of a municipality. But the judge says the issue in this case is whether Fore had met the requirements in the election code that asked candidates to specify their residence on paperwork.

On his paperwork, Fore said he was homeless and gave a post office box number where he receives mail.