March 26, 2010 --Chicago public school teachers would have the choice to live outside the city under a new plan to lift the residency requirement. The Illinois Senate passed the legislation Thursday on a 40-7 vote. It now goes to the State House.
The Chicago Teacher's Union strongly backs the measure. The district is against it.
Since 1996, the state law has required all Chicago public school teachers to live in Chicago unless granted a waiver by the board of education.