Politics

Emanuels may be homeless in Chicago as tenant won’t budge

Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, may not be able to live in his own home if he returns to Chicago to run for mayor.

Emanuel is a Chicago native and owns a house in the Lakeview neighborhood, where he lived while he was congressman for a district that includes parts of the city’s north side and adjacent suburbs.

When he and his wife, Amy Rule, moved their family to Washington, they rented out the 2,719-square-foot home. The Chicago Sun-Times reported today that Emanuel is having a hard time persuading his tenant to move out before the lease expires in June.

The situation presents a possible political headache because opponents could challenge Emanuel’s residency. As Chicago friends learned about the situation, he received several offers of places to stay in the city, said a person close to him who asked not to be named.

Full Story: Emanuels May Be Homeless in Chicago as Tenant Won’t Budge – Bloomberg