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Under the gun in petition challenges: Mihalopoulos

A receipt for nominating petitiis filled out Monday morning ElgCity Clerk's offices for Elgcity council next year's ballot.

A receipt for nominating petition is filled out Monday morning at the Elgin City Clerk's offices for the Elgin city council on next year's ballot. November 19, 2012 | Michael Smart~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: August 21, 2014 10:18AM



A couple of months after Julieus Hooks signed a political party’s nominating petitions, a man with a gun walked up to Hooks as he left his home in Oak Park.

The man said he was a private investigator. He told Hooks the petition that he had signed was fraudulent and asked him to sign something. Hooks hastily agreed to sign the paper.

“I did not have time to fully review this document because the man with the gun instructed me to sign it, and I was afraid of him and what he may do to me if I refused,” Hooks says.

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