Rahm Emanuel Back on Ballot —for Now
State Supreme Court agrees to hear his appeal
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2011 12:31 PM CST
Updated Jan 25, 2011 1:51 PM CST
Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel shakes hands before he accepts the endorsement of Teamsters Joint Council 25 Tuesday.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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(Newser) – Good news for Rahm Emanuel in the Chicago mayor's race: The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear his appeal of a ruling that booted him off the ballot—and it ordered election officials to stop printing ballots without his name on them, reports the Chicago Tribune. The court promised to hear the case quickly but gave no timetable. Rahm-less ballots began being printed this morning, but “we called the printer and said, ‘Stop the presses,’” said a spokesman for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.