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Education Oct 31Chicago teachers strike ends with tentative deal
Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted late Wednesday to approve a tentative deal that includes pay raises over five years, but they initially refused to end the strike unless the mayor added school days to cover the lost time.
Nation Oct 28WATCH: At police conference, Trump slams Chicago for crime problems
President Donald Trump slammed Chicago as "embarrassing to us as a nation" under the leadership of the city's top cop.
Nation Oct 19Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others
Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district went on strike this past week , canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids.
Nation Oct 17Chicago teachers go on strike in nation’s 3rd largest district
It follows months of negotiations between the union and Chicago Public Schools that failed to resolve disputes over pay and benefits, class size and teacher preparation time.
Nation Oct 16Classes canceled as threat of Chicago teacher strike looms
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said during a news conference that the district's 25,000 teachers represented by the Chicago Teachers Union would almost certainly walk out on Thursday based on union leaders' reaction to bargaining talks this week.
Nation Oct 09Chicago releases watchdog probe of Laquan McDonald shooting
The reports don't appear to reveal much new information on the investigations into Jason Van Dyke and 15 other officers.
Nation Aug 23Illinois patient’s death may be first in U.S. linked to vaping
The Illinois agency said in its release that the number of people who contracted a respiratory illness after vaping had doubled in the past week, to 22.
Nation Jun 25Chicago police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett investigation
The files included video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose.
Politics Jun 21Judge orders special prosecutor to examine Jussie Smollett case
The county's state's attorney, Kim Foxx dismissed all charges against actor Jussie Smollett and has been under fire for her handling the investigation.
Nation Apr 05Jussie Smollett’s lawyer warns Chicago not to sue ‘Empire’ actor
An attorney for Jussie Smollett has written a letter warning that he'll demand sworn testimony from top Chicago officials if the city follows through on its vow to sue the "Empire" actor.