Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Anyone who believes in the Chicago political machine's omnipotence may want to revise their theories on how the world works.
After all, if Mayor Richard M. Daley and Rahm Emanuel, the man who would be mayor, were in such control, how'd they wind up on the losing end of the Illinois appellate court decision that will keep the latter man off the Feb. 22 primary ballot?
Unless, that is, the Illinois Supreme Court reverses the lower court. Emanuel's lawyers, on Tuesday, took the case to Illinois' highest court.
Because we're talking Chicago politics, there always must be intrigue. And here's some; the two judges who ruled against Emanuel are linked, if indirectly, to one of his rivals for mayor, Gery Chico.
Not that the two judges made their decision unfavorable to Emanuel because of that. But it is an intriguing piece of history, you must admit.