IL: Hearing Officer recommends Emanuel for Chicago ballot

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December 23, 2010
Chicago Sun-Times    
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"Former White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel early Thursday survived the pivotal first round of a residency challenge that will determine whether his name remains on the ballot for mayor of Chicago. ... [Hearing Officer Joe] Morris accepted Emanuel’s argument that it was not his burden to prove he had established residency but rather the burden of objectors to prove he had 'abandoned' his Chicago residency when he moved full-time to the capit[a]l to be President Obama’s chief of staff. ... Morris’ non-binding recommendation -- filed about 1:50 a.m. Thursday -- sets the stage for an Election Board vote later Thursday, followed by a court challenge that will almost certainly end with the Illinois Supreme Court." (12/23/10)

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