Rahm’s Mayoral Bid Blocked

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 […]

CHICAGO — Chicagoans are having no trouble summing up their thoughts about the drama now before the Illinois Supreme Court over Rahm Emanuel’s name appearing on next month’s mayoral ballot. Some call it ridiculous and confusing. Others, just plain baloney.

Washington  – Lawyers for Rahm Emanuel filed papers Tuesday with the Illinois Supreme Court seeking an appeal from a lower court ruling that held the former White House chief of staff is ineligible to appear on Chicago’s mayoral ballot because of residency requirements. In the 24-page brief, Emanuel’s lawyers argue “the decision below squarely conflicts […]

CHICAGO — An Illinois appeals court threw former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for Chicago mayor Tuesday because he didn’t live in the city in the year before the election.