CHICAGO -- Rahm Emanuel's attorneys say they intend to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court, perhaps as soon as tomorrow.
Four of the seven Supreme Court justices have to agree to hear the case. One of the justices is the wife of Chicago Alderman Edward Burke, who has endorsed one of Emanuel's opponents. One of Emanuel's attorneys tells WMAQ's Mary Ann Ahern that they do not intend to ask her to recuse herself.
Emanuel's lead attorney also acknowledges to Ahern that the state Supreme Court does not usually overturn the appeals court.
And early voting in the race starts one week from today -- Jan. 31.