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Rahm Denies "For Sale" YouTube Video

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    Part of the evidence being used in the residency challenge to Rahm Emanuel's candidacy is this YouTube video displaying his home for sale. 

    Part of the evidence being used in the residency challenge to Rahm Emanuel's candidacy is a YouTube video displaying his home for sale.  

    The realtor's tour-style video, which was put together for Real Estate Agent Charlotte Newberger, shows sweeping images of the Emanuel home at 4228 Hermitage Avenue set to wistful piano music.

    Though the video is clearly labeled "Homes for Sale - 4228 Hermitage, Chicago, Il, 60613 - Charlotte Newberger," Emanuel's camp says there was a typo.

    "The house was never for sale somebody just tagged 'for sale' on the YouTube site," said an Emanuel campaign staffer. Another staffer promised more information later this afternoon. "The house was never for sale, only for rent."  

    A check of UrbanRealEstate.com shows the home was listed for rent ($4,995).

    Others say it's one more issue for Emanuel to explain.  Emanuel argues that he intended to come back to Hermitage address - they left his wife's wedding dress, kids report cards and art work, clothes the children wore home from hospital, his and his wife's diplomas. 

    Meanwhile, Emanuel's attorneys and Burt Odelson, the lead objector to Rahm's candidacy, have filed a joint "proposed stipulation of facts," which includes 91 statements both agree to - like his birth certificate "is true and correct" and that on Nov 26, 2010 Emanuel filed "an amended Illinois tax return."

    Also, hearing officer Joseph Morris said he wouldn't need to call Emanuel's wife Amy Rule to testify on his behalf. Testimony is expected to begin Tuesday.