Analysis: State Supremes to hear Emanuel appeal

January 25, 2011

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(AP/M. Spencer Green)
A Chicago mayoral ballot that includes Rahm Emanuel, left, and one that does not.

The Rahm Emanuel ballot challenge is now in the hands of the seven Illinois Supreme Court justices. The court Tuesday accepted an appeal by the former White House Chief of Staff. He’s trying to overturn an appellate court ruling that he’s not eligible to run for mayor because he doesn’t meet a one-year residency requirement.

WBEZ host Melba Lara asked political reporter Sam Hudzik to explain the Supreme Court’s decision to step into this case.