CICERO, Ill. (STMW) — Cicero Town President Larry Dominick can remain on the Feb. 26 ballot, an election board ruled unanimously Wednesday, the Sun-Times is reporting.

The three-member panel ruled against challengers who were trying to get Dominick tossed off the Cicero ballot for unpaid license and permit fees.

Those challengers, including Juan Ochoa, alleged Dominick was a partner in a plumbing company owned by George Hunter, and that the company owes the town for years of business licenses.

The challengers also alleged that Dominick built or expanded a new garage at his home, but didn’t have permits and didn’t pay the permit rate to the town.

Dominick testified last week that he and Hunter — who have known each other for more than two decades — have never done business together.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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