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January 27, 2011

Breaking: Illinois Supreme Court Puts Rahm Emanuel Back On Chicago Mayoral Ballot

Just coming through....Rahm is in! Rahm is in!

The Chicago election board and a Cook County Circuit judge had earlier both ruled Emanuel met the residency requirements. The Supreme Court said the appellate court was in error in overrulling them.

"So there will be no mistake, let us be entirely clear," the Supreme Court wrote in its ruling today. "This court’s decision is based on the following and only on the following: (1) what it means to be a resident for election purposes was clearly established long ago, and Illinois law has been consistent on the matter since at least the 19th Century; (2) the novel standard adopted by the appellate court majority is without any foundation in Illinois law; (3) the Board’s factual findings were not against the manifest weight of the evidence; and (4) the Board’s decision was not clearly erroneous."

Emanuel has enjoyed a wide lead over three other major candidates in two Tribune polls.

For the best coverage of this follow @MayorEmanuel on Twitter. Warning, there are a few F-bombs. Actually, it's all F-bombs.

For more on the original decision that tossed Rahm (and which has now been overturned), go here.


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