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Illinois Appellate Court Decides Rahm Emanuel Not Chicago Resident; Can’t Run For Mayor

The near term political career of former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel appears to have been dealt a rather significant blow with breaking news that an Illinois appellate court has decided against his legitimacy as a mayoral candidate for his hometown of Chicago, claiming that he is not, in fact a Chicago resident.

Huffington Post is reporting:

The Chicago News Cooperative is reporting that an Illinois Appellate Court has overturned a decision regarding Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago residency. The court reportedly decided Emanuel is not eligible to run for mayor of Chicago because he has not been a resident of the city for one year.

This report is based on the following report from the Chicago News Cooperative Twitter feed who appeared to break the story with the following tweet:


Watch Megyn Kelly report the news, video courtesy via Fox News:

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