WBEZ | residency http://www.wbez.org/tags/residency Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Emanuel back on the ballot hours before latest mayoral debate http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/emanuel-back-ballot-hours-latest-mayoral-debate <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Mayoral debate Rahm focus - Getty Chris Sweda-Pool_1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The top four mayoral candidates gathered to debate Thursday night. Mere hours before the event, Rahm Emanuel&rsquo;s candidacy was still in question. But late Thursday the <a href="http://www.state.il.us/court/" target="_blank">Illinois Supreme Court</a> settled the matter. In a unanimous ruling, the judges overturned an earlier appellate court decision that Emanuel did not meet residency requirements. <em>Chicago Tribune&rsquo;s</em> political reporter <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-pearson-bio,0,5858700.story" target="_blank">Rick Pearson</a> has been keeping an eye on the case and the mayoral race. He joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>to offer a little debrief and analysis.<br /><br />The debate on WGN Thursday was moderated by anchor <a href="http://www.wgntv.com/about/wgntv-news-team-micah-materre,0,633732.htmlstory" target="_blank">Micah Materre</a> who will join <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> Monday for its regular <em>Month in Review</em>.</p><p><em>DJ Chris Widman Music Button: Two Fingers, &quot;Fool's Rhythm&quot;, Ninja XX DLP (Ninja Tune)</em></p></p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:26:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/emanuel-back-ballot-hours-latest-mayoral-debate Rahm Emanuel's residency ruled a problem by Appellate Court http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/rahm-emanuels-residency-ruled-problem-appellate-court <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Emanuel booted from ballot Hudzik.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Monday, an Illinois Appellate Court threw a wrench in the mayoral candidacy of Rahm Emanuel. By a decision of 2-1, the court said Emanuel does not meet the residency standards required to run for mayor.<br /><br />Meanwhile the <a href="http://www.chicagoelections.com/" target="_blank">Chicago Board of Elections</a> says it has gone ahead and placed an order to print about two million ballots, all without Emanuel&rsquo;s name. Emanuel has filed an appeal to have the <a href="http://www.state.il.us/court/" target="_blank">Illinois Supreme Court</a> stay the ruling and restore his candidacy.<br /><br />Whether they will take the case is not clear. Also merky is where all of this leaves Chicago voters. So to find out more, &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; turned to <a href="http://www.kentlaw.edu/faculty/hkrent/" target="_blank">Dean Harold Krent</a> of the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. Krent said he&rsquo;s surprised by the court's decision.</p></p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:17:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/rahm-emanuels-residency-ruled-problem-appellate-court State Appellate Court hears Emanuel residency case http://www.wbez.org/story/burt-odelson/illinois-appellate-court-hear-emanuels-ballot-eligibility <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Rahm Emanuel AP_0.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>The Illinois Appellate Court is expected to rule within the next few days as to whether Rahm Emanuel can run for mayor of Chicago. Attorneys presented their cases Wednesday.</p><p>This was take three over the eligibility of Rahm Emanuel's candidacy. The arguments for and against Emanuel were pretty much the same as when attorneys argued in front of a Cook County judge and the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. Both times, Rahm Emanuel won his case to be on the February municipal ballot.</p><p>Burt Odelson argues Emanuel doesn't qualify to be on the ballot because the former White House chief of staff doesn't meet a requirement that the mayor of Chicago live in the city for one year before taking the office.</p><p>&quot;You can't mentally just have a residence,&quot;&nbsp;Odelson said. &quot;You have to have a residence. You have to go somewhere.&quot;</p><p>Emanuel's attorneys have argued their client never abandoned his North Side home when he went to work in Washington, D.C.<br /><br />Both sides say they are prepared to take the case to the Illinois Supreme Court.</p></p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 12:46:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/burt-odelson/illinois-appellate-court-hear-emanuels-ballot-eligibility Video: explaining the Emanuel ballot decision http://www.wbez.org/blog/best-game-town/video-explaining-emanuel-ballot-decision <p><p><iframe height="364" frameborder="0" width="485" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18442965?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe></p><p>A judge ruled on Tuesday that Rahm Emanuel should stay on the ballot for the February 22nd municipal election. Emanuel is running for mayor of Chicago. The ruling upholds the Chicago Board of Elections' decision that Emanuel met residency requirements.</p><p>WBEZ political reporter Sam Hudzik was at the court for the ruling and talks with WBEZ's Steve Edwards in the City Room about what happened in court - and what's next in this on-going saga.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 23:02:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/best-game-town/video-explaining-emanuel-ballot-decision Attorney voices frustrations with objectors who want Emanuel off ballot http://www.wbez.org/story/attorney/attorney-voices-frustrations-objectors-who-want-emanuel-ballot <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//IMG_6479.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><em>Updated at: 6:55 a.m. on 12/17/2010</em></p><p>Testimony has wrapped up in the hearings over Rahm Emanuel's eligibility to run for Chicago mayor.</p><p>The lead attorney trying to kick former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel off the ballot doesn't think it's a slam dunk case. Burt Odelson is an elections attorney representing a few objectors. He's trying to kick Emanuel off the February ballot for not meeting the city's residency requirements for holding public office.</p><p>But during Thursday's hearing, about ten other objectors, with seemingly no legal experience, also questioned witnesses who were called. But their questions and concerns drew sighs and even objections from Odelson and Emanuel's attorneys.</p><p>At one point, Odelson told an objector she should strike all of her questions from the record because she was unintentionally helping the other side and he sarcastically said, &quot;Good question&quot; to her. After talking with Odelson during a break - that objector dropped all her outstanding motions and requests for subpoenas.</p><p>The matter will likely be decided next week. A hearing officer is expected to make a recommendation on whether Emanuel's name should be on the ballot before Thursday's Chicago Board of Election Commissioners meeting. The board will decide on the case.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/attorney/attorney-voices-frustrations-objectors-who-want-emanuel-ballot Video: WBEZ's Sam Hudzik becomes star after sitting behind Rahm in residency hearings http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/video-wbezs-sam-hudzik-becomes-star-after-sitting-behind-rahm-residency-hearing <p><p><iframe width="485" height="364" frameborder="0" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17856033?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe></p><p>We bring you another installment of &quot;The Table,&quot; my talk-show filmed at a small table inside my cubicle before a live office audience. Today's guest is WBEZ&nbsp;Political Reporter Sam Hudzik. Sam spent 12 hours at the Rahm Emanuel residency hearing yesterday and due to the angles of the television cameras, was in just about every shot that made it to the newscasts. We talk to him about his take on the hearing.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:40:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/video-wbezs-sam-hudzik-becomes-star-after-sitting-behind-rahm-residency-hearing Rahm Emanuel's residency problem in the race for mayor http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/rahm-emanuels-residency-problem-race-mayor <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//rahm getty john gress.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Friday morning, attorneys for Rahm Emanuel will be back in front of a Chicago election official. More than two dozen Chicagoans allege that Emanuel is not qualified to run for mayor. This issue is residency because Emanuel lived in Washington D.C. while working at the White House as Chief of Staff.</p><p>WBEZ&rsquo;s political reporter Sam Hudzik is covering the story and joined &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; with an update.</p><p><em>Music Button: Panico, &quot;Que Pasa Wey,&quot; from the release </em>Subliminal Kill<em> (Tigersushi)</em></p></p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 15:13:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/rahm-emanuels-residency-problem-race-mayor