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County board meeting stops for poo

CHICAGO, April 2 (UPI) -- Officials with the Cook County Board in Illinois said a discontented audience member at a recent meeting may have left feces behind in the boardroom.

The officials said board members smelled the feces during Wednesday's meeting and County Board President Todd Stroger called a half-hour recess while boardroom staff removed the offending substance, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported Thursday.

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Officials said they have not ruled out the idea that the feces may have been dropped by a child, but witnesses said they did not see any children in the area where the waste was discovered. Some occupants of the room said a group of political activists in matching shirts were seen leaving the area before the feces were discovered, but officials said the group may have just been moving to escape the smell.

"Today we eliminated waste in Cook County," board secretary Matt DeLeon said after the room was cleaned.

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