The Illinois Supreme Court will decide the fate of billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects.Chicago Blackhawks owner and liquor distributor Rocky Wirtz sued the state over the way it was paying for a $31 billion construction program.
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.