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  • Contract talks break down between Chicago teachers and city

    The head of the Chicago Teachers Union says negotiations have broken down days ahead of the teachers' contract expiring.
  • Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt

    Changes for teachers bring CPS contract talks to a halt
    Proposed changes to how teachers do their jobs and are evaluated led to a breakdown in talks between the Chicago Teachers Union and the school board, officials said Thursday. The two sides had neared consensus on the broad strokes of a one-year deal...

    Chicago Teachers Union president hints contract agreement 'this close'

     Chicago Teachers Union president hints contract agreement 'this close'
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Tuesday sounded optimistic about the prospects for reaching agreement with the school board on a new contract. "We are literally this close to hammering out an agreement for a year," she told the Tribune....

    Chicago Teachers Union marches in Loop, slams CPS as 'broke on purpose'

    Chicago Teachers Union marches in Loop, slams CPS as 'broke on purpose'
    Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters blocked a downtown stretch of LaSalle Street early Tuesday evening, staging a show of force amid an intensifying contract battle. "You have to remember that what you're fighting for is not...

    Rahm Emanuel faces daunting second-term challenges

    Rahm Emanuel faces daunting second-term challenges
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will raise his right hand to take the oath of office for a second term Monday morning at the historic Chicago Theatre, but after the ceremony is over and he walks off the stage, a stack of daunting challenges will be waiting. His...