The strange case of Rahm Emanuel's Residency drags on, with today's hearing focused on... crawlspace.
He's running for mayor of Chicago. Illinois law requires that he be a Chicago resident during the year before the election.
His position is that he was a Chicago resident all along, even when he was living in Washington.
He filed Illinois tax returns, even if he mistakenly described himself on one as part-time resident. He voted here, even if he used an absentee ballot. He had a house here, even if it was rented out.
And... he left boxes of valuable stuff in his Chicago basement.
But... one of the current tenants testified that she had never seen these boxes.
So lawyers with cameras were sent to the house, and photos were introduced into evidence. The boxes were in a locked basement crawlspace... that the tenant didn't know about.
So the crawlspace mystery, at least, was cracked.
But was he, legally, a local resident
while in DC, working for the president?
Soon the hearing officer's decision will be revealed,
and then, by the loser, appealed.