January 25, 2011 | Filed Under Chicago, Cook County, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Government, Corruption, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Rahm Emanuel, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
Two pieces of news in the storied quest by Rahm Emanuel to get on the ballot to run for mayor of the City of Chicago.
First of all the courts have stopped the City of Chicago Board of Elections from printing the election ballots. The City said that it had no choice but to go forward and print ballots without Rahm Emanuel’s name on them. But the courts have said that they cannot print any ballots at all until Emanuel’s case is settled.
Secondly, the Illinois Supreme Court has announced that it will, indeed, hear Rahm’s case.
Emanuel has appealed the Appellate Court’s decision that he is ineligible to run for mayor because he did not satisfy the residency requirement by living in the city over the last year.
So this story is still ongoing. We have yet to learn if Rahm will actually be on the election ballot on February 22.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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