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Illinois Court Stops Ballots, Considers Emanuel Appeal

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners has been told not to print ballots for the city's mayoral election without Rahm Emanuel's name on them.

The Illinois Supreme Court issued the order while it considers Emanuel's appeal of a lower court ruling that said he was ineligible to run for mayor.

A state appeals court had said Emanuel, who until recently had served as White House chief of staff in Washington, D.C., could not run for mayor because he had not lived in Chicago for a year before the February 22 vote.



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