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  •  Don't bet on it. (0+ / 0-)

    THe CHicago ordinance regarding the qualifications to run for mayor are not at all the same as the State of Illinois' requirements for residency with respect to voting.

    The ordinance basically says:

    the Chicago ordinance requires a candidate to "reside in" the city for one year before being eligible to run, meaning the candidate must "live in" the city for that period of time.  An intention to return and leaving some belongings there doesn’t do it.  Resorting to some 200 years of history, the court felt that a candidate cannot "know the wants and demands of his constituency", unless he or she is actually present in the community for the required period of time.

    "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

    by bobdevo on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 11:50:10 AM PST

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    •  Oh I'd definitley bet on it (0+ / 0-)

      The appellate court overstepped its bounds and the two appellate judges who came up with the completely screwed up ruling have ties to Chico, which should just about end any hope of Chico becoming mayor.

      I won't watch your M$NBC.

      by Walt starr on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 12:45:22 PM PST

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