Emanuel to appeal ruling on Chicago mayor's race
CHICAGO (AP) - A lawyer for Rahm Emanuel says the former White House chief of staff will appeal a ruling that says his name can't appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor.
Mike Kasper said on Monday that they will take the case to the Illinois Supreme Court. Earlier Monday, an Illinois Appeals Court ruled that Emanuel's name can't be on the Feb. 22 ballot because he didn't live in Chicago for a year before the election.
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.