By 7-0, the Illinois Supreme Court overturns an appellate court ruling that left Rahm Emanuel off Chicago's mayoral ballot. But two justices say the issue of residency is not so clear-cut, and defend lower court.
Chicago awaits Illinois Supreme Court ruling on whether Rahm Emanuel can be on the mayoral ballot, amid questions about the justices' political leanings and how they win their seats.
Illinois Supreme Court stays the ruling dropping Rahm Emanuel from the Chicago ballot and agrees to hear his appeal on residency. With the mayoral election in turmoil, anger is voiced at the appellate court ruling.
Rahm Emanuel does not meet the residency requirements to run for Chicago mayor Feb. 22, an Illinois appeals court panel rules. Rahm Emanuel will appeal to the state supreme court, but a verdict in his favor is hardly assured.