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  • CPS, CTU reach tentative agreement

    CPS, CTU reach tentative agreement
    After a five day strike, classes could resume for 350,000 students on Monday as the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates prepares to vote on Sunday. Union president Karen Lewis said the House of Delegates were told Friday afternoon that the...
  • From pizza to poetry, a few things I like

    From pizza to poetry, a few things I like
    Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's a back-to-school edition. 1. "Boss" According to the ratings, you're not likely to have watched this great show starring Kelsey Grammer as Chicago's brilliantly diabolical mayor. I...
  • Teachers' contentions

    Teachers' contentions
    "Our members are not happy. They want to know if there is anything more they can get." So said Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Sunday evening after its House of Delegates refused to call off its strike against Chicago Public Schools...
  • Duckworth, Walsh sharpen rhetoric in debate

    Duckworth, Walsh sharpen rhetoric in debate
    With less than two months until the Nov. 6 election, a northwest suburban congressional battle is finding freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth strengthening their rhetoric and sharpening their attacks. The...
  • Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon

    Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon
    Thousands of teachers from Chicago and beyond rallied at a Near West Side park Saturday as lawyers labored into the night at a Loop office to turn a framework for a new contract into finer points that can become a deal. Parents can expect to wait until...
  • Court hearing set for Wednesday, after union vote

    Court hearing set for Wednesday, after union vote
    Chicago Public Schools students will miss a seventh day of classes Tuesday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attempt to get the courts to quickly end the teachers strike did not produce immediate results. Instead, a judge opted to hear arguments on the mayor's...
  • No school Monday; Teacher strike continues

    No school Monday; Teacher strike continues
    The Chicago Teachers Union strike has entered week 2.   After a nearly 3-hour long meeting on Sunday, the union's House of Delegates decided to take more time to review the contract proposal and discuss the details with members at their respective...
  • Trice: Much has changed in CPS since the '70s

    Trice: Much has changed in CPS since the '70s
    In 1974, when Benjamin Malone taught fourth grade at James R. Doolittle Jr. Elementary on Chicago's South Side, he was my first male teacher and my first real crush. Mr. Malone (which is how I still refer to him) was tall and dark and handsome and wore...
  • Ongoing Chicago teachers strike frustrates parents

     Ongoing Chicago teachers strike frustrates parents
    With their patience growing increasingly thin, Chicago parents continue to grapple with child care issues and ways to keep their kids busy as the teachers strike enters its second week. The work stoppage, which took place one week after most students...
  • Lake Forest High School opens without teachers during labor strike

    Lake Forest High School opens without teachers during labor strike
    While teachers remained on strike, Lake Forest High School reopened Monday, apparently with enough students and certified teachers on hand to meet state criteria. But whether the unusual move by the district will allow Monday to count as an official...
  • CPS, parents react to continuing teachers strike

    CPS, parents react to continuing teachers strike
    The Chicago Teachers Union's strike is entering its second week, and parents are not happy about it. Some parents say the longer the strike goes, their support for the strike will start to wane, because of the strain that it is placing on family...
  • Teacher contract vote set for Tuesday

    Teacher contract vote set for Tuesday
    On a day when so many thought Chicago Public Schools students might be back in class, lawyers for the school board took the teachers union to court. Teachers want until Tuesday afternoon to think over the latest contract proposal. The school board...