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Illinois Supreme Court Stays Appellate Ruling Throwing Rahm Emanuel Off Chicago Mayoral Ballot.

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The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a stay of the Monday Illinois Appellate panel ruling Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel off the ballot. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners was ordered to include Emanuel's name on any ballots that were being printed in advance of the Feb. 22 primary.

The order says:

"This cause coming to be heard on the emergency motion of the petitioner, Rahm
Emanuel, a response having been flied by respondents, Walter P. Maksym et aI., and
the Court being fully advised in the premises;

IT (S ORDERED that the emergency motion by petitioner Rahm Emanuel for
stay pending appeal is allowed in part. The appellate court decision is stayed. The
Board of Elections is directed that if any ballots are printed while this Court is
considering this case, the ballots should Include the name of petitioner Rahm Emanuel
as a candidate for Mayor of the City of Chicago. That part of the motion requesting
expedited consideration of the petition for leave to appeal remains pending."

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