Rahm Emanuel, whose mayoral candidacy is no longer in doubt, holds a press conference on Dec. 2, 2010 in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images Political Junkie Rahm: Resident? Maybe. Mayor? Likely January 28, 2011 With the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Rahm Emanuel has satisfied city residency laws, the major candidates for mayor of Chicago debated Thursday, just weeks ahead of the Feb. 22 election.