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Judge backs Emanuel in residency fight
Cook County Circuit Court Associate Judge Mark Ballard said Tuesday that there was sufficient evidence to support the board’s conclusion that Mr. Emanuel intended to remain a Chicago resident and did not abandon his city residency.
Lawyer Burt Odelson, who represents two Chicago voters who have challenged Mr. Emanuel’s residency, had said if he lost in court Tuesday he would take the case to the Illinois Appellate Court and then to the state Supreme Court.
The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners has already voted to allow Mr. Emanuel on the Feb. 22 ballot, saying he meets residency requirements. The erstwhile Democratic congressman moved back to Chicago in October and has a strong lead in the polls.
Biden’s chief of staff leaves for private sector
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced Tuesday his chief of staff, Ron Klain, is leaving his post later this month.
Mr. Klain has been a longtime Democratic political operative, and the White House said he helped foster a strong relationship between the vice president’s and the president’s staffs. He also served as former Vice President Al Gore’s chief of staff and was a key figure during the 2000 presidential-election recount in Florida.
Mr. Klain will become president of Case Holdings, the parent company of an investment firm owned by his former boss and AOL co-founder Steve Case. His departure comes amid other changes in White House personnel and a restructuring of duties.
D.C. holiday pushes back filing deadline
Taxpayers will get an extra three days to file their federal tax returns this year, and they can thank the nation’s capital for the extra time.
The filing deadline is delayed because the District of Columbia will observe Emancipation Day on Friday, April 15. The Internal Revenue Service said local holidays in the nation’s capital impact tax deadlines the same way federal holidays would.
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