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Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in school

CHICAGO (AP) — Students in the nation's third-largest school district returned to classrooms Wednesday after Chicago Public Schools canceled five days of classes amid a standoff with the teachers' uni...

Chicago union leaders OK plan to resume in-person class

CHICAGO (AP) — Students are poised to return to Chicago Public Schools after leaders of the teachers union approved a plan with the nation's third-largest district over COVID-19 safety protocols, endi...

EXPLAINER: Why are Chicago schools, teachers union fighting?

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago has scrapped classes for days in a confusing standoff with the teachers' union over COVID-19 safety measures in the nation's third-largest school district. Fr...

Chicago fight with teachers union stretches into 2nd week

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school leaders canceled class a fourth day in the nation’s third-largest district as negotiations with the teachers’ union over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety protoco...

Chicago fight with teachers union stretches into 2nd week

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school leaders canceled class a fourth day in the nation’s third-largest district as negotiations with the teachers’ union over remote learning and other COVID-19 safety protoco...

Chicago mayor, teachers still at odds over COVID protocols

CHICAGO (AP) — Negotiations resumed Saturday to resolve a standoff between Chicago school officials and the city's teachers union over COVID-19 precautions that canceled three days of classes, but the...

Chicago nixes school for 3rd day as virus, union debate rage

CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of the nation’s third-largest school district canceled classes for a third consecutive day as heated negotiations continued with the Chicago Teachers Union over remote learning ...

Chicago nixes school for 3rd day as virus, union debate rage

CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of the nation’s third-largest school district canceled classes for a third consecutive day as heated negotiations continued with the Chicago Teachers Union over remote learning ...

No deal, no school: Chicago cancels classes for a 2nd day

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school leaders canceled classes Thursday for a second consecutive day after failing to reach agreement with the teachers union over COVID-19 safety protocols in the nation’s thi...

Chicago plans to cancel classes if union votes for remote

CHICAGO (AP) — Classes in the nation’s third-largest school district will be canceled Wednesday if the teachers union votes to switch to remote learning due to the latest COVID-19 surge, the head of C...

Longtime US Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois won’t seek 16th term

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois, a onetime Black Panther with a dramatic rise in Illinois politics, won't seek reelection after 15 terms representing his Chicago-area district...

Omicron upends return to US schools and workplaces

Some school systems around the U.S. extended their holiday break Monday or switched back to online instruction because of the explosion in COVID-19 cases, while others pressed ahead with in-person cla...

Illinois' law ending immigration detention in 2022 hits snag

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois law aimed at ending federal immigration detention in the New Year has hit another legal snag, delaying a change immigrant rights activists had celebrated as historic. ...

Crews search rubble after 6 die at Illinois Amazon facility

CHICAGO (AP) — Search efforts at an Amazon facility in Illinois where at least six people were killed in a tornado were expected to take several days, but authorities said they did not expect to find ...

Jussie Smollett guilty verdict latest in polarizing case

CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett’s conviction for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack came nearly three years after his report of a horrifying hate crime quickly became part of a polarized...