Court Puts Emanuel Back on Chicago Mayoral Ballot

The state Supreme Court issued a stay and is deciding whether to hear the case.

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Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel appealed a state court ruling that his name could not appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor because he didn't live in the city for a year before the February 22 election. The Illinois Supreme Court is now deciding whether to consider Emanuel's appeal and, in the meantime, has instructed the Chicago board of elections to not print the ballots without Emanuel's name. Emanuel, who left Chicago two years ago to work for Obama in the White House, argues that he kept and paid property taxes on his home in Chicago and says he is "more determined to see this through so that people have the right to make the choice for themselves of who they think should be mayor."