Recommendation on Rahm Residency Expected Wednesday

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won't have to wait much longer to see if he'll be on the ballot for Chicago mayor.

Joseph Morris, the hearing officer who presided over last week's arguments into residency challenges against Emanuel, is likely to make a written recommendation to the Chicago Board of Election commissioners on Wednesday about whether to let Emanuel on the ballot or to advance his case through the court system. 

The full board will then have the chance to hear statements from each candidate running for mayor before issuing a vote on a final decision, most likely during its next meeting on Thursday.

More than two dozen objectors contend Rahm Emanuel does not meet the legal right to run for mayor because he did not live in Chicago for one year before the February 22 election.

During three-days of grueling, he said,she said testimony, Rahm Emanuel defended his Chicago residency and said his time living in Washington, D.C. was at the request of the president. 

Emanuel's lawyers argued the mayoral hopeful never abandoned Chicago, and as proof, they provided pictures of boxes and family items stored in a basement of a home the Emanuel's rent out.

No matter what the board decides, the case is likely to end up in court.

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