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.
The Chicago board of elections says it's printing ballots for the February election without the name of one mayoral candidate.Board Chairman Langdon Neal says the order has already been placed to print about 2 million ballots. Neal says that should've been done last week.
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.
One of the two Illinois Appellate Court judges who reversed the residency board's decision to keep Rahm Emanuel on the ballot has an election stumble in his past. Judge Thomas E. Hoffman joined Judge Shelvin Hall in the majority decision.
"Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago today by an appellate court panel, a stunning blow to the fund-raising leader in the race," the Chicago Sun-Times reports.The Tribune is on the story as well.Emanuel, a former congressman from Chicago who was President O