Excerpts from Foxillinois.com:

The City of Springfield and the Springfield Firefighters Local 37 have agreed on a new contract which will be in effect until 2021 It includes a residency clause, whereby anyone hired after January 1st of this year will have six months to move within the city limits.

The last contract expired almost three years ago, and they have been negotiating ever since. This contact is called a great compromise by everyone who worked on the agreement.