ELMHURST, IL — A DuPage County Board member from Elmhurst who recently told a constituent to “stick” her vote in her “a–” got a scolding of his own Monday. In an online statement, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin accused member Pete DiCianni, a Republican and former Elmhurst mayor, of circulating “misleading” automated calls causing “unnecessary fear and anxiety.”
Two weeks ago, Elmhurst Patch revealed that DiCianni took part in a pro-police rally in front of the Elmhurst police station. At the event, he argued with Black Lives Matter counterprotesters.
In his message, Cronin did not call out DiCianni by name, but it was clear who he was referring to. Cronin said he needed to refute information from the automated calls to residents Sunday. Cronin suggested the robocalls told residents that DuPage County Board members were considering defunding the police.
Cronin, an Elmhurst Republican, said there was no effort underway