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Court: Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor

 Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel listens while participating in a round-table discussion with veterans, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Ch...
 Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with Lin Tomlinson, left, and Katie Zimmerman at Wishbone Restaurant as he awaits a rulin...
 Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks after being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley as he awaits a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Co...
 Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks after being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley as he awaits a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Co...
 Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel smiles after being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley as he awaits a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Co...

Chicago Mayor Emanuel

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel listens while participating in a round-table discussion with veterans, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Ch...

Chicago Mayor

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with Lin Tomlinson, left, and Katie Zimmerman at Wishbone Restaurant as he awaits a rulin...

Chicago Mayor

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks after being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley as he awaits a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Co...

Chicago Mayor

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel speaks after being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley as he awaits a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Co...

Chicago Mayor

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel smiles after being endorsed by U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley as he awaits a ruling by the Illinois Supreme Co...

The state Supreme Court in Illinois has put Rahm Emanuel back on the ballot for Chicago mayor.
Thursday's decision revives the campaign of the former White House chief of staff who was thrown off the Feb. 22 ballot by an Illinois appellate court for not meeting a residency requirement because he hadn't lived in Chicago for a year before the race.
Emanuel lived for nearly two years in Washington working for President Barack Obama until he moved back to Chicago in October to run for mayor.
In their appeal to the state's high court, Emanuel's attorneys called the appellate court decision "one of the most far-reaching election law rulings ever" issued by an Illinois court.