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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.
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.
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.
The reports don't appear to reveal much new information on the investigations into Jason Van Dyke and 15 other officers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
R&B star R. Kelly's attorney entered not guilty pleas on the singer's behalf Monday after Kelly was charged with sexually abusing four victims dating back to 1998, including three underage teenagers.
Smollett has been accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in Chicago.
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