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Chicago Teachers Vote To End Strike

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Teachers in Chicago have voted to suspend their week-long strike over reform and return to classrooms Wednesday. Chicago Teachers Union voted Tuesday to end the strike of some 29,000 teachers and support staff that has kept some 350,000 kindergarten, elementary and high school students out of class. The decision was reached after about two hours […]

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Chicago Mayor Asks Court To End Teachers Strike

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The mayor of Chicago has turned to the courts to try to resolve a teacher strike that has shut out 350,000 children from their schools. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s administration asked a state court to force the teachers off the picket line in the third-largest city in the United States. Lawyers say the court likely will […]

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Chicago Teachers Strike to Continue, Mayor to Seek Court Injunction

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Chicago teachers strike that has shut out 350,000 children from their schools for a week in the third-largest city in the U.S. will continue at least two more days, despite a tentative deal to end the strike. Teachers union president Karen Lewis says members want more time to study the deal. Lewis told reporters […]

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Chicago Teachers Strike to Continue

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Chicago teachers strike that has shut out 350,000 children from their schools for a week will continue at least two more days, despite a tentative deal to end the strike. Teachers union president Karen Lewis says members want more time to study the deal. That means students will not return to their classroooms until […]

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Chicago Teachers on Strike

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Teachers in Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S., went on strike Monday over a months-long dispute about how their job performance should be evaluated. About 29,000 teachers and support staff walked off the job in the dispute, with some joining picket lines outside their schools. The strike shut 350,000 students out of their […]

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Lebanese Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Bombing in Chicago

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A Lebanese citizen pled guilty Monday to charges of attempting to set off a bomb outside Chicago’s Wrigley Stadium, home of baseball’s Chicago Cubs. Under a plea deal with federal prosecutors, Sami Samir Hassoun faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in August. Undercover FBI agents provided Hassoun with a phony […]

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