Chicago Mayor Blasts Change to Teacher Residency Rule

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says recently approved legislation that allows city school teachers to live outside Chicago borders will help to decimate the city's middle class.

The ordinance has been supported by the Chicago Teachers union would allow all teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system to live outside of the city if they choose. Daley argues this will lead to other workers fleeing the city, maybe even city officials.

"'Go to Detroit, St. Louis, the rest of ‘em. When they allow government employees to live outside the city, they lose all their middle-class,' the mayor told reporters after a City Council meeting.

'If you say government employees don't have to live here, I guess maybe elected officials don't have to live here, too. You could start a trend. I don't have to live in the ward. I don't have to live in the city. I can work on a contract. I firmly believe that is the essence of keeping neighborhoods strong.'"

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