CICERO, Ill. (CBS) — Things are getting heated in Cicero, where Town President Larry Dominick is being accused of political intimidation.
“Cicero is a throwback from the 1920s,” said Juan Ochoa.
Ochoa speaks for a lot of people when describing Cicero. He is running for town president and believes the man who currently holds that position, Larry Dominick, is trying to intimidate his opponents.
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“They have a vehicle that their job is to follow me,” said Ochoa. “There is a police car that generally parks behind my home in the alley for hours at a time.”
Ochoa also believes that Dominick sent out a thug to attack one of his supporters, Sharon Starzyk, a former city employee who filed a sexual harassment suit against Dominick in 2011.
Dominick spokesman Ray Hanania says it is nonsense.
“No one, neither I, nor President Dominick nor anyone that I know at town hall would ever condone any type of violence against anyone,” said Hanania.
The election is February 26.
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