Rahm Emanuel is eligible to run in Chicago’s mayoral race, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The high court reverses an appeals court ruling Monday that Emanuel doesn’t meet a one-year residency requirement. The appellate court decision came just as the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners was preparing to print ballots for the Feb. 22 election.
About 300,000 ballots were printed Tuesday without Emanuel’s name, the Tribune reported, but they were set aside when the state Supreme Court put the appellate ruling on hold later that day.
Longtime Mayor Richard M. Daley announced last year that he would not run for re-election. Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D) and lawyer Gery Chico (D) are among the others in the race. Early voting begins Monday.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.