Illinois Supreme Court keeps Emanuel on ballot
January 27th, 2011
06:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Illinois Supreme Court keeps Emanuel on ballot

(CNN) - The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel met residency requirements and that his name will stay on the mayoral ballot in Chicago.

The justices said Emanuel's opponents did not prove that he had given up residency when he served in the Obama administration in Washington.

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Filed under: Chicago mayoral race • Rahm Emanuel
soundoff (42 Responses)
  1. FlimFlam

    Ah, the new American judicial motto. Laws are for the little people.

    January 27, 2011 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  2. Freder

    Bravo! Another win for the political elite. At least we have a corrupt legal system to go with our corrupt political system.

    January 27, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  3. J R Brown

    Apparently, "living" in Chicago really DOES means living in D.C. and renting out your house in Chicago

    January 27, 2011 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  4. Jorge

    iIt pays to have friends in high places. The law was clear yet it was over ruled. That is an insult to Americans

    January 27, 2011 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  5. Natch

    Right........so once again, the Chicago mob will control who gets to sit in the seat, instead of the voters. Good job!!

    January 27, 2011 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  6. Lonny Davis

    Glad to know all is well in Chicago politics

    January 27, 2011 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  7. blake

    Too bad for the people of Chicago. I suspect they lack the common sense not to elect another thug and criminal to be their mayor.

    January 27, 2011 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  8. independent guy in nyc

    I wonder what their reasoning was. This reminds me a bit of when HIllary ran for Senate in NY...

    January 27, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  9. John G

    We all knew this would happen I mean let's face it it is Chicago after all.

    January 27, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  10. sharecropper

    Of course he's on the ballot; it's Chicago.
    At least he's out of D.C.

    January 27, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  11. Mark

    I am not surprised by the ruling overturning the appellate court; I am sure his opponents will be dismayed given Rahm is carrying a hefty lead. Some might argue there was dirty dealing to get him on the ballot, and probably just as many wondering if there was as much dirty dealing to push him off the ballot. Whichever side your on, let the voters choose.

    January 27, 2011 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  12. Gary Davis

    wish I lived in a city were he was MAYOR , he will do the city a great job , and fulfill his obligation to make it a better city to live in .
    hope you get elected Mr Emanuel :)

    January 27, 2011 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  13. Ronnie Rayz

    Well there you go again.......Chicago where Rahm says Vote Early, Vote Often & Give no Ayers about it.......

    January 27, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  14. Joe H

    Yet another disgusting and public display of the Dumbocrats not wanting to play by the rules!

    Had this been a GOP candidate, they would be enlisting the help of the White House.

    The dems will stop at nothing to continue working their agenda at every level of government even if it means changing the rules as they go!

    January 27, 2011 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  15. Bill Duke

    Corruption wins again.

    January 27, 2011 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  16. Tom Robb

    A victory for reason.

    January 27, 2011 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  17. Joe

    How is that man Emanuel can run anyhting except around the block when he is a dual citizen. Why anyone will vote on someone that is half citizen is beyond me.

    January 27, 2011 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  18. Angela

    Of Course he can.. He had absoulutely no doubt...he has all his crooks and cronies lined up in ChiGAGo Land ...

    January 27, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  19. JMK

    The moral of the story is this; if the rules are inconvenient, just disregard them!

    January 27, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Now there's a surprise...

    January 27, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  21. Gary Davis

    our president Obama is moving at a remarkable speed forward . and leaving the republicans in the dust . and with his new appointment ( Jay ) all his information from the WHITE HOUSE will continue to be the trutth and working for the people of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA . THIS IS NOW BECOMING A GREAT YEAR WE ARE MOVING FORWARD AND i BELEIVE IN OBAMA :)

    January 27, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  22. Mike Dolan

    The headline reads like this outcome is a surprise. I guess the lower court didn't get the memo. Sadly, it is just business as usual in the corrupt world of politics.

    January 27, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  23. Marco Budgyk

    I hate to say I told you so - but I told you so two days ago.

    January 27, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  24. Mark G

    Good for Rahm. I have a hard time believing all the ruckus made over his front-runner status vs living in DC. For the past two years all he did was maintain a residence in Chicago, pay his property taxes and vote (probably absentee) in every Chicago election since he took the job in DC. Sounds like a resident to me. Good decision by the Ill. Supreme Court.

    January 27, 2011 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  25. RogerRahmjet

    Just goes to show now who owns the Illinois Supremes as well. What a cesspool. I feel sorry if you have to live there.

    January 27, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
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