(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.
(CNN) – Candidates in Chicago's mayoral race will debate Thursday night as the planned Monday start of early voting in the contentious race looms.
All of the major candidates - Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle, Carol Moseley Braun and Rahm Emanuel - are expected to attend; although Emanuel may have to withdraw if the Illinois Supreme Court rules definitively that he is ineligible to run for mayor, according to CNN affiliate WGN.
(CNN) – The Illinois Supreme Court will take up a ruling that would keep Rahm Emanuel off the Chicago mayoral ballot, and the court has agreed to a motion for an expedited ruling.
There will be no oral arguments in the case; the justices will use briefs already filed to the appeals court.
(CNN) - The Illinois Supreme Court has granted a stay on Monday's appeals court ruling that held Rahm Emanuel was ineligible to be a Chicago mayoral candidate, and ordered that any ballots printed include his name while the case is pending.
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Earlier: Emanuel files appeal with Illinois Supreme Court
Washington (CNN) - Rahm Emanuel is narcissistic and flippant, according to the lawyers opposing the former White House chief of staff's request for injunctive relief from the city's plan to print ballots without his name on it.
"The petitioner narcissistically asks this court to value his non fundamental right to be a candidate for mayor over the fundamental voting rights of potentially thousands of voters," writes attorney Burton Odelson in a brief opposing Emanuel's effort to have the ballot's include his name regardless of the ultimate outcome regarding his eligibility to be a candidate.
Updated: Illinois Supreme Court hands Emanuel initial victory
Washington (CNN) - 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 with other appellate rulings addressing candidate residency requirements" and contend the lower court "was unable to find a single appellate decision supporting its novel legal standard."
Washington (CNN) – The Chicago Elections Board on Monday placed an order for the printing of two million ballots for next month's mayoral election without the name of former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel after an Illinois appeals court ruled his name could not be included because he failed to meet the residency requirement.
Emanuel's team filed papers Monday night with the Illinois Supreme court to request a stay that would allow the ballots to be printed with Emanuel's name on them, according to the court.
(CNN) - Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel's team filed papers Monday night with the Illinois Supreme court to request a stay to allow ballots to be printed with Emanuel's name on them, according to the court.
A Democratic source aware of the developments says the Emanuel campaign will file a petition with the state Supreme court on Tuesday asking for a leave which would then allow time to appeal. Wednesday the team would file the actual appeal and brief, which may be followed by a response from the Chicago Board of Elections on Friday.
Washington (CNN) – Just over one month from Chicago's mayoral election, a new poll indicates that front-runner Rahm Emanuel is closing in on the crucial 50 percent threshold, which would prevent the need for a runoff in April.
According to a Chicago Tribune/WGN survey, 44 percent of city voters back the former White House chief of staff for mayor, with former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun at 21 percent, former Chicago Board of Education president Gery Chico at 16 percent, City Clerk Miguel del Valle at seven percent and nine percent undecided.
Chicago (CNN) - One of the Chicago's most well-known federal lawmakers has a harsh message for Bill Clinton: the former president hurt himself politically with African-Americans after he campaigned Tuesday for Rahm Emanuel's mayoral bid.
That's what Rep. Danny Davis said on Wednesday as he boarded a plane from Chicago en route to Washington.