CHICAGO
03/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Daniel Fore: Homeless Man Appeals His Removal From Oak Park Ballot

A suburban Chicago man barred from running for elective office because he's homeless has filed an appeal of the decision to keep him off the ballot.

Oak Park's electoral board voted 2-1 last week to bar Daniel Fore from the April 7 ballot.

On Thursday, Fore filed both a petition seeking a judicial review of the decision and an emergency motion for an expedited hearing.

Fore's attorneys said the electoral board's decision violates Illinois law. They say nothing in the law bars homeless people from ballot access just because they're homeless.

Fore is represented by the law firm Kirkland and Ellis and the Law Project of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

Cook County Clerk David Orr says he believes state law supports Fore's case.