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Court Grants Emanuel a 'Stay' to Remain on Ballot During Court Battle


CHICAGO (The Blaze/AP) -- The Illinois Supreme Court has halted the Chicago board of elections from printing any mayoral ballots without Rahm Emanuel's name on them.

The high court is still determining whether to consider an appeal filed by Emanuel after a state appeals court ruled that he could not run for Chicago mayor because he didn't live in the city for a year before the Feb. 22 vote.

On Tuesday, the high court said that if any ballots are printed, they must include the former White House chief of staff's name while the court decides whether to take the case.

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners has said it would begin printing ballots without Emanuel's name on Tuesday. Messages left for Chicago election officials weren't immediately returned.

Earlier this morning, My Fox Chicago showed what the ballots would have looked like without Emanuel's name on them:

Court Grants Rahm Emanuel Stay to Appear on Ballot Printing While Appeal Decided: MyFoxCHICAGO.com

This is a breaking story. Updates will be added. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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