Court: Rahm Emanuel Can't Run For Mayor, Not Chicago ResidentSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 14:29
The Chicago News Cooperative is reporting that an Illinois Appellate Court has overturned a decision regarding Rahm Emanuel's Chicago residency. The court reportedly decided Emanuel is not eligible to run for mayor of Chicago because he has not been a resident of the city for one year.
"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 ruling stated.
An attorney who argued on Emanuel's behalf told the Chicago Sun-Times that they will appeal the decision to the Illinois Supreme Court.