Illinois Supreme Court keeps Emanuel on ballot
An earlier ruling from a lower court said Rahm Emanuel didn't meet residency requirements for mayoral candidates.
January 27th, 2011
06:14 PM ET

Illinois Supreme Court keeps Emanuel on ballot

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing Rahm Emanuel's name on the Chicago mayoral ballot.

The court was considering a previous appellate court ruling that the former White House chief of staff does not meet the state's residency requirements for mayoral candidates. The state Supreme Court granted a stay on that decision and agreed to a motion for an expedited ruling.

Emanuel is due to be in a mayoral debate Thursday night with the other major candidates: Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle and Carol Moseley Braun.

The election is set for February 22.

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  1. ron matt

    "For once, it ISN'T Chicago politics as usual!!!" quote from above.

    hasn't a Daly replaced Rahm in the white house..don't you suppose that there something nasty fouling up the air? It appears to be Chicago Politics at it's finest..

    January 27, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pat

    JUST AN FYI FOR THOSE OF YOU IN ILLINOIS . . .
    The nation thinks your "make up (or change) the rules as-we-go" way of doing business is a joke.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    @ron matt:

    Nope, not really...when you consider his name isn't Richard...but then, by your reasoning, everyone named Bush in politics fouls the air too, n'est pas?
    THAT makes just as much sense as your statement, right?

    And nope, it ISN'T Chicago politics as usual...now that Rahm's on the ballot.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bleh

    Hey, thanks, Pat. That's what a lot of people think of the Republican Party! That's where we got our know-how from!

    January 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      If that was meant to be a slam at me personally – sorry!
      I'm a Democrat! But if you look at yourselves out of the box, it's quite amusing.

      January 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Oh, let's not start that old tired "my state is better than your state" argument, peeps; every state has it's good and bad politicians and living in each has its good and bad points. Dem or GOP, makes no difference.

    While it may be quite "amusing" to make fun of Illinois politics, (and I'll admit, Illinois has some real doozies!) it's really just in extremely bad taste to point that out, in caps, no less. The people who have to put up with their BS are not "amused" at all. There's clowns in every aspect of every branch of politics in every state, Pat, including yours. Why don't you tell us where you're from, so we can compare notes?

    January 28, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. GreggS

    The job of Mayor pays how much? And he wants that job this bad why? What a transparently pathetic state.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    The mayoral salary is $42,587,253.52 yearly. After taxes, which of course he doesn't pay.

    Now you know why he wants it.

    Again with the name calling! *sigh*

    January 28, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mountain Man

    Interesting stuff, I haven't heard much about Rahm, or seen a sample of his resume. Can anyone point me to some biographical 411 on Rahm.

    January 28, 2011 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. Resume Examples

    @ Mountain Man http://omnispeak.com/?p=2009

    January 28, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  10. More Resume Examples

    http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2008/11/06/meet-rahm-emanuel-obama-s-new-chief-of-staff.aspx

    January 28, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. tomcat

    @ Mountain Man......NEWS FLASH...new tecgnology allows for you to answer your questions. Get your crayon ready to write down the website...ready...are you sure? OK here is the site...GOOGLE....don't tell your friends as this is a secret site!! Do we really need to take people by the hand to show them how to find things out for themselves? Or is it they are just too lazy to look? Maybe they just want to hear what the masses say, and go with that as gospel. From your question, your new name will be "molehill boy"

    January 28, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
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