In his ruling, (Judge Mark J.) Ballard said (lawyer for Emanuel's opponents, Burt) Odelson failed to prove Emanuel abandoned his North Side home when he became White House chief of staff and agreed with the election board's finding that Emanuel never intended to "terminate his residence in Chicago." He also said that "having a place to sleep" is not a "touchstone of continued residence."
Meanwhile, for those who wonder what kind of ideas Emanuel has to improve Chicago, let's put it this way: when you see a garbage truck you probably aren't seeing what Emanuel sees when he spots one.
Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel said today he would allow advertising on city vehicle stickers, garbage trucks and at public events like farmers markets to help pay for an after-school program to protect students from violence by keeping them off the streets.
The former White House chief of staff hopes to raise $25 million through the ad push, according to information released at an Emanuel news conference.