Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel received word Tuesday from the Illinois Supreme Court that it will hear his appeal of a state appellate panel decision removing him from the Feb. 22 ballot because he failed residency requirements.

In a 2-to-1 ruling, the appellate panel ruled Emanuel did not meet state residency requirements, having lived in Washington, D.C., for the last two years while serving as President Obama’s chief of staff.

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