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Jan 24, 2011 1:27 PM by Greg Boyce

Appeals Court: Rahm Emmanuel can't be on Chicago ballot

CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois Appeals Court has ruled that Rahm Emanuel's name can't appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor because he didn't live in the city in the year before the election.

The voted 2-1 on Monday to overturn a lower court ruling to keep Emanuel's name on the Feb. 22 ballot. Those challenging Emanuel have said the White House chief of staff did not meet a residency requirement because he lived in Washington and not Chicago when he worked for President Barack
Obama. Emanuel has said he always intended to return to Chicago and was only living in Washington at the request of the president.

There was no immediate response from Emanuel on Monday.


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