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Emanuel Tenant Wants To Stay



    Emanuel Tenant Wants To Stay
    Rahm Shakle |
    Rob Halpin, Rahm Emanuel's tenant, decided to end his bid for mayor of Chicago amid financial strains. Meanwhile, Emanuel is ready to testify over his own M residency issue now that objections have been completed.

    So now he wants to stay.

    Rob Halpin, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's tenant, told the Sun-Times' Michael Sneed he would renew the lease that's up in June on Emanuel's Ravenswood home, at 4228 N. Hermitage Ave.

    Just last month Halpin said he'd consider a lawsuit if the former White House Chief of Staff beat the ongoing residency challenge, which Emanuel eventually did, going on to win retiring Mayor Daley's seat in Tuesday's election.

    "He’s running from this property as the resident, so I would say he was an imposter and I was the real resident," Rob Halpin said in January outside the Northwest Side home he's rented since September 2009.

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    On Wednesday, Halpin told Sneed he can't imagine why the Emanuel family would want to move back into the house, saying the home's glass windows and open space would make it "a security nightmare" and that it's far from City Hall. 

    “If they wanted us to stay on we would consider it," he said. "There aren’t any hard feelings on our part.”