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Rickey Hendon dispute over Hardiman campaign petitions triggers call to police

SPRINGFIELD-Police responded to the state election board Friday after a former state senator representing Democrat Tio Hardiman’s gubernatorial campaign allegedly threatened the job of a top election staffer refereeing Gov. Pat Quinn’s effort to knock Hardiman from the March primary ballot.

Hardiman, meanwhile, denied any threats were made state Sen. Rickey Hendon, D-Chicago, on his behalf to necessitate the Springfield police to be called. Hardiman said Friday that he is the victim of “machine politics.” READ MORE

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