Emanuel back on the ballot hours before latest mayoral debate

January 28, 2011

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The Illinois Supreme Court ruled to let Rahm Emanuel continue his mayoral run just hours before a scheduled debate Thursday.

The top four mayoral candidates gathered to debate Thursday night. Mere hours before the event, Rahm Emanuel’s candidacy was still in question. But late Thursday the Illinois Supreme Court settled the matter. In a unanimous ruling, the judges overturned an earlier appellate court decision that Emanuel did not meet residency requirements. Chicago Tribune’s political reporter Rick Pearson has been keeping an eye on the case and the mayoral race. He joined Eight Forty-Eight to offer a little debrief and analysis.

The debate on WGN Thursday was moderated by anchor Micah Materre who will join Eight Forty-Eight Monday for its regular Month in Review.

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