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Teacher vaccinations go untracked amid school reopening push

The national rush to vaccinate teachers in hopes of soon reopening pandemic-shuttered schools is running into one basic problem: Almost no one knows how many are getting the shots, or refusing to get ...

Vaccine efforts redoubled as US death toll draws near 500K

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — States redoubled their efforts to get the coronavirus vaccine into arms Monday after last week's winter weather closed clinics, slowed vaccine deliveries and forced tens of tho...

Chicago schools reopen doors after tough union fight

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents Willie and Brittany Preston have spent almost a year wrestling with online school schedules for their six children, often with everyone hovering over devices around the ...

Chicago begins return to classrooms after bitter union fight

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents Willie and Brittany Preston have spent nearly a year wrestling with online school schedules for their six children, often with everyone hovered over devices around the d...

Union leaders send Chicago schools reopening plan to members

CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union agreed Monday to let its thousands of members vote on a plan to get students back into classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bu...

Ex-Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis dies at age 67

CHICAGO (AP) — Karen Lewis, a former Chicago Teachers Union president and onetime mayoral hopeful, has died at age 67, a spokeswoman said Monday. Known for her fiery speaking style,...

Chicago mayor cites 'tentative agreement' to reopen schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Sunday that a “tentative agreement” has been reached the teachers’ union over COVID-19 safety protocols, potentially averting a strike in the nation’s ...

Jesse Jackson released for therapy post gallbladder surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been released to a Chicago physical therapy center following gallbladder surgery and medical observation, a spokesman said Sunday. The 79-y...

Immigrants in sanctuary in churches hope Biden offers relief

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — For over three years, Maria Macario has been too afraid to leave the white steepled First Parish church just outside Boston. The 55-year-old Guatemala native mo...

Chicago schools, union continue talks over virus safety plan

CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiations between Chicago Public Schools and the teachers' union over COVID-19 safety protocols stretched into Wednesday evening, days after district officials threatened a lockout a...

After delays, construction on Obama library to start in 2021

CHICAGO (AP) — Construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago will move forward this year after a four-year federal review and other delays, officials said Wednesday. Form...

Pressure builds on schools to reopen during pandemic

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Pressure is building on school systems around the U.S. to reopen classrooms to students who have been learning online for nearly a year, pitting politicians against teachers who h...

Chicago schools reopening uncertain as union talks stall

CHICAGO (AP) — A plan to reopen Chicago schools remained in doubt Monday as last-minute negotiations over COVID-19 safety measures with the teachers' union stalled, amplifying the possibility of a str...

Chicago schools reopening uncertain as union talks continue

CHICAGO (AP) — A plan to reopen Chicago schools remained in limbo as last-minute negotiations over COVID-19 safety measures with the teachers' union stretched into Sunday, amplifying the possibility o...

States lift restrictions gradually amid fears of new variant

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Several states are loosening their coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of improved infection and hospitalization numbers but are moving gradually...