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Education Jan 12Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, bringing kids back to school
Wednesday's vote will keep kids in classrooms after five days of cancelled classes due to a standoff with the city over remote learning and virus testing.
Nation Jan 11After five days of canceled classes, Chicago union leaders approve plan to return to school
Students in the nation's third-largest school district will resume classes this week after leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union accepted a proposal with the district over COVID-19 safety protocols.
Education Jan 10Chicago fight with teachers union stretches into 2nd week
Chicago school leaders are canceling classes for a fourth day in the nation's third-largest school district, taking the dispute with the teachers union over remote learning and COVID-19 protocols into another week.
Nation Jan 07As Chicago teachers union negotiations continue, school closures enter third day
Classes in Chicago were canceled for a third consecutive day amid an ongoing fight with the teachers union over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety protocols.
Health Jan 05Chicago cancels classes after union backs remote learning
Chicago schools have canceled classes after the teachers union voted to switch to remote learning due to record COVID-19 levels.
Education Jan 04Chicago public school CEO plans to cancel classes if union votes for remote learning
Schools CEO Pedro Martinez's comments Tuesday come as the district and Chicago Teachers Union are locked in an escalating battle over safety protocols in schools.
Nation Dec 12Crews search rubble after 6 die at Illinois Amazon facility
The company has not said how many people were in the building not far from St. Louis when the tornado hit at 8:35 p.m. Friday — part of a swarm of twisters across the Midwest and the South that leveled entire communities.
Nation Dec 08As U.S. reaches 200 million vaccine milestone, COVID cases continue to spike
The U.S. has reached a COVID-19 milestone of roughly 200 million fully vaccinated people, but cases and hospitalizations are still spiking, even in highly immunized pockets of the country like New England.
Nation Dec 06Artist didn’t know Michigan parents of alleged school shooter stayed in studio, says lawyer
A Detroit-area artist whose studio was where the parents of the Oxford High School student charged in a deadly shooting were found by police is cooperating with authorities and didn't know the couple had stayed overnight.
Nation Sep 28WATCH: After 5 years, Obamas break ground on Presidential Center in Chicago
Construction on the Obama Presidential Center along Lake Michigan, near the Obama family home and where the former president started his political career on Chicago's South Side, officially began last month.