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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.