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.
Rahm Emanuel will stay on the ballot. That's the word from the Illinois Supreme Court. In a stinging rebuke, the Court overturned an appellate court ruling that found Emanuel failed to meet a one-year residency requirement to run for Chicago mayor.
Updated 1:35pm The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear Rahm Emanuel's appeal of a decision that threw him off the ballot for Chicago mayor. Supreme Court spokesman Joe Tybor says the justices will hear the case quickly.
An Illinois Appellate Court panel Monday ruled that Rahm Emanuel should be booted from the February ballot. The court found that Emanuel fails to meet the one-year residency requirement to run for Chicago mayor.