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.
Washington (CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton came to Chicago on Tuesday to give a strong endorsement to his one-time aide Rahm Emanuel, who is the frontrunner in a heated primary race to determine who will be the next mayor.
"You need a big person for the job. Now Rahm is not even six feet tall. He probably weighs about 150 pounds...but in all the ways that matters he is a very big person for this job," Clinton told a crowd of several hundred.
(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Rahm Emanuel Tuesday at a rally in the Chicago Cultural Center, but the high profile visit is not without controversy.
One of Emanuel's leading opponents, Carol Moseley Braun – herself a former ambassador to New Zealand under Clinton – publically called on the former president to back out of the Chicago race late last year.
(CNN) - For supporters of Rahm Emanuel's Chicago mayoral bid, this Tuesday's visit from former President Bill Clinton just became a little sweeter.
According to a letter sent to supporters Saturday, a donation to Emanuel's campaign ensures the contributor is in the running for a chance to meet the mayoral candidate and Clinton before Tuesday's rally. A winner will be picked Monday.
(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Rahm Emanuel Tuesday at a rally in the Chicago Cultural Center, according to campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt.
Emanuel, who is running for mayor of Chicago, worked in the Clinton White House for five years before serving as an Illinois congressman and then President Obama's chief of staff, a post he left in the fall of last year to run for mayor.
Clinton's windy city appearance will be his first campaign stop since the November midterm elections.
(CNN) - At a press conference Tuesday, Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel said his 2008 comment that politicians should "never let a good crisis go to waste" does not apply to the Arizona shootings.
"What I said was never let a good crisis go to waste when it's an opportunity to do things you had never considered or you didn't think were possible," Emanuel said. "That's not intended for this moment; it doesn't apply for this moment."
Washington (CNN) - Rahm Emanuel appears to have cleared the final hurdle in his effort to become a legal candidate in the Chicago mayoral race.
Cook County Judge Mark Ballard ruled Tuesday there was sufficient evidence that the former top Obama aide meets the residency standards required to mount a bid. The judgment comes on the heels of a similar finding from the Board of Elections last month.