A group of suburban Dolton residents protested outside their mayor’s house, accusing him of removing campaign signs from their homes.
The group claimed police officers unlawfuly removed campaign signs from their yards that support Valeria Stubbs.
Stubbs is challenging Mayor Ronnie Lewis.
Stubbs said officers removed her signs under the mayor’s orders after she criticized the city’s response to last week’s flood victims.
A spokesperson for the mayor said the signs were removed because they were the incorrect size. She said the limitation on the size of signs is 3X5. The signs that were removed were 4X8.
Officials said all residents received five days notice of the violation, enough time to replace the signs.