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Chicago: City and county seat of Cook County, Illinois, United States
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is also the most populous city in the Midwestern United States. Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the US, with portions of the northwest city limits extending into DuPage County near O'Hare Airport. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland. At nearly 10 million people, the metropolitan area is the third most populous in the nation.

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March by striking teachers fills Chicago streets

Thousands of striking Chicago teachers filled streets near City Hall Wednesday as Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered her first budget address inside. Classes were canceled for the fifth day as the teachers..
USATODAY.com - Published

Striking Chicago teachers march through morning rush hour traffic

Thousands of striking Chicago teachers marched through the city's downtown on Wednesday to demand smaller class sizes and more support staff, in the second-longest walkout by U.S. public school..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Chicago

Elizabeth Warren Joins Chicago Teachers To Demand Better Resources [Video]Elizabeth Warren Joins Chicago Teachers To Demand Better Resources

Elizabeth Warren rallied with striking Chicago teachers, supporting the union’s demands. She joined a crowd of teachers and parents outside an elementary school. According to Reuters, Chicago school..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Striking Chicago teachers picket as contract talks gear up [Video]Striking Chicago teachers picket as contract talks gear up

Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system picketed outside of schools on Thursday during their first day of a strike after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Chicago public schools to close ahead of looming strike [Video]Chicago public schools to close ahead of looming strike

Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest system in the United States, canceled Thursday classes for 361,000 students, ahead of a strike deadline set by the teachers who are locked in protracted labor..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Brigid Kosgei smashes women's marathon world record [Video]Brigid Kosgei smashes women's marathon world record

Brigid Koskei knocks 81 seconds off Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old marathon world record with victory in Chicago.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

Kipchoge breaks two hour marathon barrier [Video]Kipchoge breaks two hour marathon barrier

Fans and fellow athletes marvel at Kipchoge's marathon run

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:32Published

Emotional Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team [Video]Emotional Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team

Tearfuil Ellis says goodbye to the United States Women's National Team

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:08Published

Chicago Teachers Strike October 17 If No Deal [Video]Chicago Teachers Strike October 17 If No Deal

(Reuters) - Chicago teachers will go on strike against the third-largest U.S. public school district on Oct. 17, if their protracted labor negotiations with the city does not result in a new contract,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

'Don't know cause' of vaping-related illnesses: CDC [Video]'Don't know cause' of vaping-related illnesses: CDC

Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday told a Congressional panel that the cause of vaping-related deaths was unknown and that 'no single product, brand,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

You Should Get Out More: Families Are Fleeing From These US Cities [Video]You Should Get Out More: Families Are Fleeing From These US Cities

A new study has identified the cities where the most American families with children are choosing to leave. Some of the biggest and most expensive US cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Parents speak out about the risks of vaping [Video]Parents speak out about the risks of vaping

Tim and Ruby Johnson are urging that all children be educated about the dangers of vaping after their daughter nearly died from vaping-associated pneumonia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Chicago Mayor Announces Eight Hundred Million Dollar Deficit [Video]Chicago Mayor Announces Eight Hundred Million Dollar Deficit

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city facing a $838 million deficit. According to Reuters, it comes from growing costs of personnel, pensions and debt. Lighfoot warned there would have to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Prince Harry-Duchess Meghan documentary, California power outages, Chicago teachers strike: 5 things to know Wednesday

Documentary on Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's trip to Africa airs, possible California power outages and more things to start your Wednesday right.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. presidential hopeful Warren rallies with striking Chicago teachers

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren rallied with striking Chicago teachers on Tuesday, expressing support for the union's demands before the country's third-largest school system..
Reuters - Published

When will the Chicago teachers strike be over?

Chicago Public Schools are likely to cancel class again. 2020 Democrat Elizabeth Warren joined CPS teachers and staff on fourth day of their strike.
USATODAY.com - Published

Jussie Smollett's fails to persuade judge to drop Chicago lawsuit seeking $130,000 fine

Jussie Smollett failed to persuade a federal judge to dismiss a civil suit by city seeking $130,000 for wasting police time.
USATODAY.com - Published

Presidential candidate Warren slated to join striking Chicago teachers at rally

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, is expected to rally with striking Chicago school teachers on Tuesday as a work-stoppage led to classes being canceled for a fourth-day in the..
Reuters - Published

'Hopes dashed': Chicago teachers strike to enter fourth school day

School classes were called off for a fourth day in Chicago after the city and striking teachers in the third-largest U.S. school system failed to settle a contract dispute over issues such as class..
Reuters - Published

Woman harassed over Puerto Rican flag shirt speaks out

Mia Irizarry says an officer "blatantly ignored" her pleas for help as she was harassed by an irate man in a Chicago park last month
CBS News - Published

Chicago teachers strike runs on; mayor demands 'urgency' on deal

School classes will be called off for a fourth day in Chicago after the city and striking teachers in the third-largest U.S. school system failed to settle a contract dispute over issues such as class..
Reuters - Published

Chicago teacher strike cancels classes a 3rd day

More than 300,000 public school students in Chicago are getting another day off as contract talks continue between the teachers' union and the nation's third-largest school district.  (Oct. 21)
USATODAY.com - Published

'Enough is enough': striking Chicago teachers, city demand deal

School for over 300,000 students in Chicago was canceled for a third day on Monday as the city's mayor and striking teachers complained of slow-moving talks on issues like staffing and class sizes in..
Reuters - Published

Air France flight diverts to Ireland after mysterious cell phone found on board

An Air France flight from Paris to Chicago diverted in Ireland after a cell phone was discovered on board that didn't belong to any passengers.
USATODAY.com - Published

No school for Chicago students; teachers strike enters second week

Classes for more than 300,000 students in Chicago were canceled for a third straight school day on Monday, although striking teachers reported progress over the weekend over issues such as class size..
Reuters - Published

Chicago Public School teachers strike approach third day

Around 300,000 public school children in Chicago are expected to miss a third day of class Monday. The city's 25,000 teachers have been striking since Thursday. Teachers are demanding smaller classes..
CBS News - Published

Chicago mayor: Top cop said he was drinking before being found asleep

Superintendent Eddie Johnson​ told reporters he felt he might faint as he was driving home from dinner, so he pulled over to rest not far from his home
CBS News - Published

Chicago teachers, district joust over 'sticking points' on 2nd day of strike

Striking Chicago public school teachers reported some headway at the bargaining table on Friday in a contract dispute focused on reducing class sizes and other issues that would benefit students.
Reuters - Published

Teachers’ Strike Tests Chicago Mayor on the Issues She Ran On

Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised to address inequities in the city and add school nurses and librarians. But she hasn’t reached a deal with the Chicago Teachers Union.
NYTimes.com - Published

Churches step in for students amid Chicago strike

Chicago parents are leaning on family, friends and community groups to help care for their children as Chicago Public School teachers went on strike this week. The Ark of St. Sabina extended its..
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago Public School teachers strike after failure to negotiate contract

Chicago public school teachers went on strike on October 17, after contract negotiations failed. The school district is nation's the third largest.
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Buttigieg cuts ties with donor tied to Laquan McDonald shooting video

Former Chicago City Attorney Steve Patton was listed as a co-sponsor of a Buttigieg fundraiser taking place in Chicago Friday
CBS News - Published

The Service Employees International Union has joined the Chicago Teachers Union strike

Members of the Chicago Service Employees International Union have joined in on the teachers strike in order to fight for a pay raise.
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago teachers strike enters second day as union presses broad list of demands

A teachers strike in Chicago entered its second day on Friday as union leaders reported some headway at the bargaining table, where negotiators were trying to resolve differences that have idled the..
Reuters - Published

Chicago's teacher aides live 'off crumbs.' Their strike with teachers has closed school

Chicago Public Schools staff teach students one-on-one, scrub schools clean, keep kids in line on the bus — and more than half earn less than $35,360.
USATODAY.com - Published

Are unions back? GM, Chicago teacher strikes show how unions can start winning again

Striking workers last year hit a 32-year high. Approval of labor unions is near all-time high. GM workers and teachers are winning. Are unions back?
USATODAY.com - Published

NASA astronauts embark on all-female spacewalk, Chicago teachers strike Day Two: 5 things you need to know Friday

NASA astronauts set to make history with a first all-female spacewalk, the Chicago teachers strike resumes and more things to start your Friday morning.
USATODAY.com - Published

Thousands of Chicago teachers go on strike

In Chicago, teachers walked off the job in a massive strike. But the city is warning their demands are too costly. Meg Oliver reports.
CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Mayor to teachers: Chicago won't budge on money

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says a teacher strike could be settled "today" if the Chicago Teachers Union would negotiate with a seriousness and "sense of urgency." (Oct. 17)
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago teachers picket across the city on first day of strike

Chicago teachers went on strike on Thursday and set up picket lines outside many of the city's 500 public schools, as union leaders and officials of the third-largest U.S. school district pushed ahead..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories October 17 P

Here's the latest for Wednesday, Oct. 17th: Vice President Pence announces Turkey cease-fire in Syria; Chicago teachers go on strike; Lawmakers mourn the death of Congressman Elijah Cummings; A..
USATODAY.com - Published

Striking Chicago teachers picket as contract talks gear up

Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system picketed outside of schools on Thursday during their first day of a strike after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district..
Reuters - Published

Striking teachers hit the picket lines across Chicago

Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system picketed outside of schools on Thursday during their first day of a strike after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district..
Reuters - Published

Chicago teachers go on strike amid no contract deal

About 25,000 teachers went on strike on Thursday morning over salaries, class sizes and the number of support staff
CBS News - Published

Elijah Cummings, Brexit, Chicago: Your Thursday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Citywide Scramble Begins as Classes Come to Halt

A walkout in the nation’s third-largest school district canceled instruction across Chicago. It was uncertain how long the strike might last.
NYTimes.com - Published

Smaller classes and more support staff: 25,000 teachers in Chicago go on strike

Chicago Public Schools teachers went on strike Thursday morning, seeking smaller class sizes, more support staff and a pay raise.
USATODAY.com - Published

Classes canceled for 361,000 students as Chicago teachers go on strike

Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system, the third-largest school district in the U.S., went on strike on Thursday after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district leadership..
Reuters - Published

Chicago teachers strike, impeachment inquiry, 'bomb cyclone' threatens Northeast: 5 things you need to know Thursday

Chicago braces for possible teachers strike, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to meet with Vice President Mike Pence and more things to start your Thursday morning
USATODAY.com - Published

Chicago teachers to strike in country's third-largest district

After months of negotiation, the union was unable to reach an agreement with Chicago Public Schools
CBS News - Published

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