full steam ahead

Chicago Tribune: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot for mayor of Chicago.

The decision reverses a 2-1 Illinois Appeals Court decision Monday that ruled Emanuel ineligible on the grounds he did not meet the requirement of being a Chicago resident for a year before the election. Emanuel returned to Chicago last fall to run for mayor after serving as White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama.

The Chicago election board and a Cook County Circuit judge had earlier both ruled Emanuel met the residency requirements. The Supreme Court unanimously said the appellate court was in error in overruling them.

“So there will be no mistake, let us be entirely clear,” the Supreme Court wrote in its ruling today. “This court’s decision is based on the following and only on the following … read full article here


5 Responses to “full steam ahead”

  1. 1 dotster
    January 27, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    The Il. Sup. Ct. really slammed the decision of the appellate ct., saying “The novel standard adopted by the appelate court majority is without any foundation in Illinois law”. A bunch of funny business was going on with that political decision by the appellate court.
    I just saw Rahm interviewed on local Chgo news. He said when he heard he first called his wife and then his parents and then got a call from the President of the United States.

  2. 2 Sonjia Duncan
    January 27, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Ok now Rahm needs to make sure his name is on the ballot. New ones need to be printed with his name listed under the D.

  3. 3 Eleroy
    January 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Yeah!!! For my brother Rahm!!! Shalom!!!

  4. 4 Sue in Minnesota
    January 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Good Luck Rahm….

  5. 5 Chi
    January 28, 2011 at 2:32 am

    Best wishes Rahm…

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