Emanuel is without a home: Sneed
An announcement is expected from White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (D-Old Ravenswood) Friday that he will be running for mayor according to numerous media reports. The Bulldog has referred to Emanuel as a resident of Old Ravenswood, the older homes between Ravenswood Avenue and Ashland, due to his residence on Hermitage.
However, that house was rented to Robert Halpin, according to Chicago Sun-Times gossip maven Michael Sneed
. Halpin found the listing through Craigslist and renewed the lease with Emanuel on September 1. Emanuel is expected to be challenged on a city ordinance requiring the mayor to reside in the city, but is expected to win that challenge, Sneed says.
The lease on Rahm Emanuel's home on Hermitage Ave was renewed September 1. Emanuel will probably be challenged on an election law requirement of residency but is expected to prevail. File credit: Patrick Boylan