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    Rob Halpin, who currently resides in Rahm Emanuel's North Side home, made good on his promise to run for Mayor of Chicago. (Published Monday, Nov 22, 2010)

    Rob Halpin is a serious man.

    The gentleman who currently resides in Rahm Emanuel's North Side home made good on his promise to run for mayor of Chicago, filing a little more than 20,000 signatures for the race at around 3:30 Monday afternoon.

    He's not concerned about how his run will affect his relationship with his landlord.

    "Rahm's a big boy," Halpin said.

    Egg Thrown at Rahm

    [CHI] Egg Thrown at Rahm
    An unidentified assailant tossed an egg at undeclared Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel in Little Village Wednesday. (Published Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010)

    Halpin waited until the last day to file, but he wasn't alone in pushing the deadline.  Nineteen other people have filed petitions to get their names on the ballot.

    Among them was Sen. James Meeks, who was one of the last to file. There's a theory that says having the last spot on the ballot is just as good as having the first spot, and that's why Meeks waited until the end.

    Many aldermanic candidates followed the same logic.