The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a ruling allowing Rahm Emanuel’s name on the Chicago mayoral ballot.
The court was considering a previous appellate court ruling that the former White House chief of staff does not meet the state’s residency requirements for mayoral candidates. The state Supreme Court granted a stay on that decision and agreed to a motion for an expedited ruling.
Emanuel is due to be in a mayoral debate Thursday night with the other major candidates: Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle and Carol Moseley Braun.
The election is set for February 22.