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The Latest: Chicago teachers to strike amid no contract deal

Oct. 17, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago teachers strike (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Chicago teachers are set to go on strike after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation's third-largest school district. Both sides have been negotiating for months over issues including pay and benefits, class...

Chicago teachers' contract talks about more than money

Oct. 16, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's public schools will be closed Thursday as the city's 25,000 teachers are set to go on strike . A strike in the nation's third-largest school district would mean no classes for more than 300,000 students. Like most workers threatening to walk off the job, the teachers want a raise....

Chicago teachers to strike in nation's 3rd largest district

Oct. 16, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for a massive teachers' strike set to begin Thursday, prompting the city to preemptively cancel classes in the nation's third-largest school district. The Chicago Teachers Union confirmed Wednesday night that its 25,000 members...

Boxer Patrick Day dies of brain injuries 4 days after fight

Oct. 16, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after sustaining head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell. Promoter Lou DiBella said Day died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 27. "He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor,...

Fort Worth faith leaders want judge to enforce police reform

Oct. 16, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Community and faith leaders on Wednesday called on the Trump administration to open a civil rights investigation into the Fort Worth Police Department in the wake of a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home, saying the goal should be a police reform plan...

Chicago teachers to strike after failing to reach contract deal with nation's third-largest school district

Oct. 16, 2019 7:18 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers to strike after failing to reach contract deal with nation's third-largest school district.

Inspector general slams detectives' probe of officer's death

Oct. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's inspector general says police department detectives conducted an "incompetent and incomplete" investigation into the suspicious death of an officer. Sgt. Donald Markham was found fatally shot in his bedroom in September 2015. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson's office reported...

Bears hope to have Trubisky return from shoulder injury

Oct. 16, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are cautiously optimistic quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will return this week from a left shoulder injury. Trubisky said he feels "close" to 100 percent and hopes to start when the Bears host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. "We've done a good job with this rehab...

Chicago Public Schools, mayor announce classes canceled Thursday ahead of expected teachers strike

Oct. 16, 2019 9:52 AM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools, mayor announce classes canceled Thursday ahead of expected teachers strike.

Lightfoot proposes 2 options for Chicago casino to lawmakers

Oct. 15, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is pushing two options for a Chicago casino. One calls for a casino owned by both the city and the state, the other calls for a privately-owned casino. Lightfoot pitched the proposal to Illinois lawmakers. She said Tuesday either would require the Legislature to...