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  • Don't Look in Rahm Emanuel's Basement

    12/16/2010 7:57:18 AM PST · by PBRCat · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | December 16, 2010 | Daniel J. Kelley
    One of the tenants now occupying the ancestral home of the Emanuels testified that she never saw any of the boxes which were placed into storage. Some obvious storage spaces were entirely vacant. Emanuel and his wife left behind a bed and a piano, but she was unaware of any of the other boxes that Emanuel testified were in the house. Didn’t Bela Lugosi mumble to his realtor, Renfield, about “three boxes” that were to be shipped to Carfax Abbey in “Dracula”? The importance of this testimony is that the continued storage of possessions in the family home would be...
  • Rahm Stays Cool at Residency Hearing

    12/15/2010 6:55:53 AM PST · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 15, 2010 | John Kass
    Illinois law is quite clear on this residency issue. It simply states that anyone wishing to run for mayor of Chicago must have lived in the city for at least a year prior to the election. And we know Rahm did not. For weeks now, and again Tuesday, Emanuel and his lawyers have been arguing that he never relinquished his claims to residency because he always intended to return to Chicago. But intent is something you want to do. It's not something you've actually done. And there's the problem for Rahm. Facts are stubborn things. As chief of staff for...
  • Emanuel Stays Cool as Activists Poke and Prod

    12/14/2010 5:23:51 PM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 14, 2010 | Kristen Mack and Jeff Coen
    Emanuel's tax forms are at issue in the hearing into whether he qualifies to run for Chicago mayor under residency rules, and attorney Burt Odelson pressed him on the question as he neared the end of 90-minutes of questioning this morning. The former White House chief of staff filed a correction with Cook County in November to get a homeowners exemption on property taxes at his house. "It was prepared by my accountant. I signed it and gave it a cursory review," Emanuel said of the tax return. "We made a correction, having found a mistake." Odelson ended his questioning...
  • Emanuel Testifies About Offer to "Compensate" Tenant to Move Out

    12/14/2010 5:14:30 PM PST · by PBRCat · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 14, 2010 | Abdon Pallasch
    Emanuel’s entrance to the Board of Elections hearing room was marked by some thunderous microphone feedback. “Quite an entrance,” Morris said. “That hasn’t happened since my Bar Mitzvah,” Emanuel quipped as he took his seat and put a photo of his family on the table in front of him. Attorney Andy Finko, who represents rival mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls, pushed Emanuel about the exact dates he or his family were in the Ravenswood home. “Amy Rule resided there,” Finko said, sarcastically. “As did the Halpins. As did Mr. Emanuel. As did all these other people. So it’s a ‘flop...
  • Emanuel Tax Paperwork Complicates Residency Case

    12/12/2010 8:37:04 PM PST · by PBRCat · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 12, 2010 | Kristen Mack and Jeff Coen
    The hundreds of pages of records Rahm Emanuel's attorneys filed ahead of Monday's hearing on his bid to stay on the Chicago mayoral ballot complicate questions about the former White House chief of staff's residency. Emanuel amended his most recent tax returns late last month as those opposed to his candidacy talked about the arguments they would make in trying to knock him off. In his original 2009 Illinois tax return, Emanuel checked the box "part-year resident" and noted he lived in Chicago through June 30, 2009. The amended return is dated Nov. 24 of this year, the same day...
  • Emanuel Claimed Part Year Residency in 2009

    12/12/2010 8:27:06 PM PST · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 12, 2010 | Abdon Pallasch and Monifa Thomas
    When Rahm Emanuel originally filed his 2009 Illinois tax return, he indicated he was only a “part-year resident’’ of the state that year, since he had moved to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s chief of staff. But after he decided to return to Chicago to run for mayor this fall — and after several people challenged whether he was eligible to run based on the fact that he hadn’t lived in the city for a full-year prior to the Feb. 2 election — he filed an amended return.
  • Rahm Emanuel Claimed Part-Year Residency in '09 (birth certificate coughed up)

    12/12/2010 11:59:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12/12/10 | Zach Christman
    Rahm Emanuel Claimed Part-Year Residency in '09BY Zach Christman 46 minutes ago When Rahm Emanuel originally filed his 2009 Illinois tax return, he indicated he was only a “part-year resident’’ of the state that year, since he had moved to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s chief of staff. But after he decided to return to Chicago to run for mayor this fall -- and after several people challenged whether he was eligible to run based on the fact that he hadn’t lived in the city for a full-year prior to the Feb. 2 election -- he filed an...
  • Rahm Emanuel to be Questioned in Chicago Mayoral Residency Hearing

    12/10/2010 12:52:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Rahm Emanuel to be Questioned in Chicago Mayoral Residency Hearing By Marla Cichowski Created 2010-12-10 14:12 Rahm Emanuel [1] will be the first witness in an evidentiary hearing next week, where 25 Chicago residents, or their legal counsel, will question him about their objections to his run for mayor. The complainants don't believe he meets the residency requirement to run for mayor of Chicago. Illinois election law states any candidate running for office must reside in that city for at least one year prior to the Election Day. In a hearing Friday at the Chicago Board of Election, his lawyers...
  • Circus Like Hearing in Rahm's Residency

    12/07/2010 9:32:36 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 12/06/2010 | Ed Marshall
    The field in the race for Chicago mayor shrank dramatically Monday, as election officials also began determining whether candidate Rahm Emanuel should be disqualified over residency issues. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was at Monday’s hearing when the most surprising move was made: The man who triggered the controversy over Emanuel’s residency, Rob Halpin, withdrew.
  • Rahm's Residency

    12/02/2010 10:07:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | December 2, 2010 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- My campaign for mayor of Chicago against Rahm Emanuel is getting under way. I already announced on Sean Hannity's nationally televised program and have Sean's endorsement. After careful consideration, Rush Limbaugh undoubtedly will be aboard and Mark Levin and, of course, the tea partyers. Moreover, I already have two major newspapers endorsing me, The New York Sun, which was very kind in noting my talents and relative integrity compared with the opposition, and The Washington Times -- also very kind. Neither had a good word to say for Emanuel. Perhaps more endorsements are coming. Frankly, I would not...
  • Emanuel's Mayoral Bid Challenged

    11/27/2010 7:22:00 AM PST · by PBRCat · 44 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 27, 2010 | Lisa Donovan and Abdon Pallasch
    State law requires mayoral candidates to be city residents for a year before an election, he said. The only exception is for active-duty members of the military. “Emanuel was not a resident under the state statutes for one year prior to the election — the election being Feb. 22 [of next year]. He would have had to have had a residence since Feb. 22 of 2010,” Odelson said while delivering the challenge Friday. Emanuel moved his family to Washington D.C. — and rented out his house — while he served in the White House the past two years.
  • Election Law to Rahm: No Mayor’s Race for You? (Aww, C'mon, this is Chicago)

    11/26/2010 8:10:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2010 | Jimmie Bise Jr.
    When Rahm Emanuel resigned as President Obama’s Chief of Staff, everyone and his brother assumed he did so to assume the Mayoralty of Chicago.However, if a certain Chicago lawyer has his way, Emanuel’s climb into the driver’s seat of the Chicago political machine will end before it even begins. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel (D) may face as many as 19 other contenders in the race to succeed retiring Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley (D), according to candidate filings submitted Monday. But even before Emanuel contends with his rivals on the ballot, he’ll have to overcome another...
  • Prius driven by incoming Mayor Jean Quan booted over unpaid tickets

    11/25/2010 9:30:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/25/10 | Angela Woodall
    OAKLAND -- Incoming mayor and current Councilmember Jean Quan received an unwanted surprise Tuesday when she found a boot on the car she had parked in her reserved City Hall spot. The car in question, a Toyota Prius, is registered to Quan's husband, Floyd Huen. A police technician ran a check on the car and discovered that it had more than $1,000 worth of unpaid parking tickets, parking officials confirmed. The tech then ordered workers to immobilize the car. Quan said Wednesday evening that the couple had received the tickets during her campaign, which had kept her "extraordinarily busy." Her...
  • Carol Moseley Braun announces candidacy for mayor of Chicago

    11/20/2010 6:53:51 PM PST · by WebFocus · 95 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/20/2010 | MARY WISNIEWSKI Staff Reporter
    In front of roughly 200 supporters gathered at a cold, windy Northerly Island, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun formally announced her candidacy for Chicago mayor Saturday. “I just want to serve,” Braun said. “Government is about the people’s business and my life’s work has been dedicated to making government work for all of the people.” In her 24-minute speech, Braun said that opponent Rahm Emanuel’s television ads about Chicago needing to decide whether to be a great city or a second-tier city “pose a completely false choice.” “Chicago will always be a great city, because its people will tolerate...
  • NY mayor orders more than 6,000 layoffs over 18 months (no loot)

    11/18/2010 3:51:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/18/10 | Edith Honan
    NY mayor orders more than 6,000 layoffs over 18 monthsBy Edith Honan – 55 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced $1.5 billion in budget cuts and layoffs on Thursday, saying the actions will narrow the city's budget shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year to $2.4 billion. The mayor's November Financial Plan update includes 889 layoffs this fiscal year, which ends June 30, and an additional 5,312 layoffs in the next fiscal year. In addition, the city will leave vacant 1,213 positions this year and almost 3,000 vacant positions next year. "We face a...
  • Rahm Residency Issue Grows (Chicago Machine may not be in his back pocket)

    11/18/2010 12:09:56 PM PST · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11-18-10 | Andrew Greiner
    Rahm Emanuel's percieved residency issue is about to get real. ### Next week a veteran election lawyer will file paperwork in an attempt to knock Emanuel off the ballot for allegedly failing to meet residency requirements that stipulate a candidate must live in the city for one year before election. Emanuel has been dogged by rumors that he's not a legal resident of the city since he leased his North Side home and moved his family to Washington D.C. to work in the White House.
  • Rahm: It's on

    11/13/2010 9:42:33 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 13, 2010 | John Chase and Kristen Mack
    As Rahm Emanuel made his entry into Chicago's mayoral race official Saturday, a major theme of his campaign echoed off the school gymnasium walls: He is the tenacious leader Chicago needs during tough times. The former North Side congressman and White House chief of staff laid out a broad agenda, declaring he'd work to help generate jobs, improve education and decrease crime at a juncture in the city's history when all three need to be addressed.
  • Rahm Emanuel's tenant mulling racing against him for mayor

    11/09/2010 10:12:48 PM PST · by Velveeta · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/9/2010 | John Kass
    There's a new twist in the effort to stop Rahm Emanuel from becoming mayor of Chicago: Rob Halpin, businessman, cigar smoker, man of destiny and potential mayoral candidate. "This has nothing to do with Rahm Emanuel," Halpin told me Tuesday. Really? "This was not my idea," Halpin said. "I'm outside the mainstream. I'm not a professional politician. … I was approached by some businessmen who asked if I would be interested in running for mayor. And they explained to me why they thought I'd be a good candidate and a good mayor."
  • Q and A With Mayoral Candidate Cynthia Caster

    11/08/2010 7:50:37 AM PST · by chitownguy
    Chicago Reader ^ | 11/07/2010 | Brian Costello
    Frank Zappa was her patron. Her exploits have been chronicled in song by the likes of Kiss and Jim Croce. And now she wants to be the next mayor of Chicago. Cynthia Plaster Caster (nee Albritton), a self-described “recovering groupie,” is best known for making plaster casts of rock stars’ penises, from Jimi Hendrix to Jon Langford. She announced her candidacy two weeks ago, declaring herself the nominee of the Hard Party.
  • Coalition of Chicago's Blacks Chose Danny Davis for Mayor

    11/08/2010 7:39:41 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 10 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 11/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    After two months of backroom dealing and secret meetings Chicago's African American community claims that it has chosen U.S. Representative Danny Davis as its black Democratic candidate for mayor of Chicago in 2011. Davis beat out such luminaries as Alderman Walther Burnett, the Reverend James Meeks, and long-out-of-view Carol Moseley Braun. Sources say that Moseley Braun lost because she has been out of the public eye for too long. But I'd guess she lost more because of all the fraud and thievery she's been involved in over the years. She isn't called Carol Mostly Fraud for nothing. Still, regardless of...