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Chicago Mayor’s Renters Move On

June 25, 2011

Rahm Emanuel can finally have his house back.

You remember the story:

*Emanuel rented out his Chicago home to Rob and Lori Halpin when he became President Obama’s White House chief of staff.

rahm's house

Mayor Emanuel's Ravenswood home.

*Emanuel asked for it back when he came home to run for mayor of Chicago after Daley announced he was not going to run for re-election.

*The Halpins said no, even though Emanuel was going to compensate them for ending their lease early.

*Emanuel rented an apartment.

*Because of all this drama, anti-Rahms used the situation to challenge Emanuel’s residency. It went all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court. Emanuel won.

*Rob Halpin entered the mayoral race. Briefly.

*Rahm Emanuel won the job of Chicago’s next Mayor.

*The Halpins packed up their stuff and moved on Thursday. According to the lease, they have the place until the end of the month.

Now, the Emanuel family can move back in to their home, on the 4200 block of N. Hermitage, which has four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a second-floor laundry room, fabulous built-ins, and a screened-in sunroom that leads out to a large yard and a deck.

Emanuel has said that he will repaint his home and do a thorough cleaning before moving back in.

We say: Welcome home, Mayor.

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