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Chicago teachers to vote on deal that ended 11-day strike

Nov. 14, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are voting on the tentative contract deal that suspended an 11-day strike. More than half of the Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates backed the agreement on Oct. 30, suspending the strike and letting classes resume. But the union’s 25,000 members still...

Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

Nov. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he is retiring. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Beck was the perfect choice for the job leading the police force in...

Chicago's top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Nov. 7, 2019 6:37 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop, a post he took over during one of the most violent chapters in the city's history and amid public outcry over the release of a video showing an officer...

The Latest: Chicago mayor: Police chief staying through year

Nov. 7, 2019 12:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's retirement (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has agreed to stay on the job until the end of the year. Lightfoot spoke Thursday morning at a news conference...

Strike-ending deal will shape Chicago schools for years

Nov. 1, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students affected by an 11-day strike returned to classrooms Friday amid a tentative agreement that ended the walkout and is expected to shape education in the nation's third-largest city for the next five years. The outcome came at a cost, though....

The Latest: Teachers pleased, relieved strike is over

Oct. 31, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Teachers say they're pleased and relieved to be going back to work after their union and the city reached an agreement to settle an 11-day strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday announced a contract...

Chicago teachers strike ends after 11 days without school

Oct. 31, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district reached a labor contract deal on Thursday, ending a strike that canceled 11 days of classes for more than 300,000 students. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the district had reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union...

Anxious students felt pinch amid Chicago teachers strike

Oct. 31, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Deadlines that affected Chicago students and striking teachers loomed over efforts this week to resolve a walkout that canceled classes for 11 days in the nation's third-largest school district. Parents across the city worried about time away from school slowing their kids' progress. The...

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the teachers union say strike is suspended and classes will resume Friday

Oct. 31, 2019 2:35 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the teachers union say strike is suspended and classes will resume Friday.

Uber sues Chicago suburb of Skokie over new ride-hailing tax

Oct. 31, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — Uber is suing the Chicago suburb of Skokie, alleging that its new tax on ride-hailing services violates the Illinois constitution. The lawsuit asks a Cook County judge to block Skokie from collecting the tax, which took effect Wednesday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Uber claims the...