Rahm Emanuel Back on Chicago Ballot

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered that Rahm Emanuel's name be listed on Chicago's mayoral ballot less than 24 hours after an appellate court ruled he was ineligible to run.

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners has been told not to print mayoral ballots without Emanuel's name. A state appellate court ruled Monday that Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff for President Obama, could not run for office because he has not lived in Chicago for one year.
Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor candidate

"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," the state Supreme Court ordered Tuesday.

The court issued the emergency order while the case is under appeal.

The mayoral election is scheduled for Feb. 22. Early voting will begin Jan. 31.

In October 2010, Emanuel announced he would be leaving his position as White House chief of staff to run for Chicago mayor after current Mayor Richard Daley said he wasn't planning to seek re-election.

Obama appointed William Daley as the next White House chief of staff earlier this month. Daley is the younger brother of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.

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