(Springfield, IL) — March 25, 2010. The Illinois Senate today today overwhelmingly approved legislation that eliminates the residency requirement for Chicago Public School teachers.
The Senate voted 40-7 for the measure, Senate Bill 3522, which also eliminates residency within the district from being considered as a factor in determining compensation, retention, promotion, assignment, or transfer of a teacher.
State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) championed the legislation.
The bill now moves to the Illinois House where State Rep. Kevin Joyce (D-Chicago) is the chief sponsor.