Court Ruled Emanuel Can Not Run for Mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico says he’s surprised at an Illinois Appeals Court decision that says Rahm Emanuel’s name can’t appear on the ballot because he doesn’t meet residency requirements.

Polls and fundraising suggest the former White House chief of staff and Chico were leading the race to replace retiring Mayor Richard Daley.

Chico spokeswoman Brooke Anderson says the court’s decision won’t change how the former Chicago public school board president runs his campaign. She says Chico has worked to get votes all over the city.

The court voted 2-1 on Monday to overturn a lower court ruling to keep Emanuel’s name on the Feb. 22 ballot.

The appellate court’s ruling isn’t the final step in the process, and its decision can be appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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