Emanuel Back on Ballot – for Now

January 26, 2011  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — The Illinois Supreme Court threw mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel at least a temporary lifeline Tuesday, agreeing to hear his appeal of the Appellate Court order knocking him off the ballot.  Chicago Board of Elections Chairman Langdon Neal called the Waukegan company that began printing the city’s election ballots Tuesday and literally told them “Stop the presses!” Based on Monday’s ruling by the state Appellate Court that Emanuel did not meet the state’s one-year residency requirement to run for mayor, the board had removed Emanuel’s name from the ballot. On Tuesday, after the state Supreme Court stayed the Appellate Court’s order, the board added Emanuel’s name back on the ballot and resumed printing.

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