Emanuel will stop granting residency waivers

October 27, 2011 (CHICAGO)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration says it will no longer grant exceptions to the city's residency requirement after the city's Inspector General ruled such "waivers" are illegal.

Until now, the city granted about 10 waivers a year to allow employees to live outside the city.

Emanuel has been criticized for allowing the Chief Administrative Officer of Chicago Public Schools to live in Winnetka for the next two years because of his reluctance to pull his daughter out of her school.

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