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Should city workers live in the suburbs?

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Tamara Ryals reacts January 25, 2011 to Gery Chico's remark that if elected mayor he would cancel the rule that city workers, police and fire would have to live in the city limits. l Keith Hale~Sun-Times

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Updated: January 27, 2011 8:45PM

Patty Sorenson, 53, retail sales owner, Wheaton

“I think they should be able to live wherever they want. It’s just freedom to live wherever you want. You may not want to live in the city, but you want to work in the city.”

David Greenleaf, 54, accountant, Bronzeville/Douglas

“No. I think because those types of jobs are allocated for the city, and it would be unfair for a worker to be stationed in the suburbs and take revenue from the city of Chicago, and possibly not pay any taxes for the city.”

Bill Chin, 53, architect, Forest Glen

“I know that other municipalities allow workers to live in other areas. I think they should be required though. I think it’s good to have a strong residence base in the city of Chicago, that’s critical.”

Tamara Ryals, 32, medical collector, South Shore

“Yeah. Jobs are very scarce, and where you can get it I think you should be able to get it. And if you can get a job working with the city, why not? You’re in the Chicagoland, Chicago suburbs so I don’t think it should be a problem. Now if you lived in Indiana, then I can see it being a different thing.”

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