Appellate Court: Emanuel Off Ballot


HUNTER CLAUSS
Chicago News Cooperative
January 24, 2011

Rahm Emanuel has been knocked off the mayoral ballot after an Appellate Court overturned a ruling in his residency case.

The court ruled that Emanuel did not meet the residency requirement for eligible candidates.

“We conclude that the candidate neither meets the the municipal code’s requirement that he have ‘resided’ in Chicago for the year preceding the election in which he seeks to participate nor falls within any exception to the requirement,” the court wrote in its decision.

More to follow.


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