The workers who take care of the sewer system for more than 100,000 people in Chicago Heights, Homewood, Steger and Crete are on strike.
Teachers walked off the job Oct. 2, but contract negotiations have occurred regularly since then.
Musicians with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will receive a 4.5 percent salary increase over three years under a new contract but will also have to pay increased health care costs.
The CSO’s management released a joint statement Monday with the Chicago Federation of Musicians announcing the deal for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, which would take effect retroactively to Sept. 17.
The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra were on their second day on strike on Sunday. The walkout wasn’t only hitting a sour note with classical music fans, it has also dealt a blow to businesses near Orchetra Hall.
Musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike Saturday, disappointing patrons who showed up for an evening performance, and potentially throwing the organization’s upcoming season into chaos.
Chicago Public School students will be back in class tomorrow, after the Chicago Teachers Union voted to end its strike this afternoon.
Teachers in north suburban Lake Forest are meeting with school district leaders Monday morning to try to hammer out a contract. Meantime, Lake Forest High School students were back in class, despite the fact teachers have been on strike since Wednesday.
Teachers in a third local school district could go on strike next month, joining their counterparts in Chicago and Lake Forest in staging a walkout amid stalled contract talks.
CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman has the story of Catherine Wolski’s extraordinary turnaround.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to find money for everything his administration wants, CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson reports. So why can’t he find money for the schools?
CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley talks with a variety of people who would love to see schools reopen for classes.
The first Chicago teachers’ strike in 25 years has left parents and students scrambling to find alternatives for their children.
No Lufthansa flights are taking off from O’Hare International Airport, as flight attendants begin a strike in Germany.
A new year began Tuesday for Chicago Public Schools students, but it could be interrupted after just four days if a possible teachers’ strike goes ahead.
Typically, a member school must suspend interscholastic activities if it does not have at least 51 percent of its students in attendance, according to IHSA policy.
Just two weeks before the start of the new school year, the Chicago Teachers Union is ratcheting up the pressure on the school board for a new contract.
Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. has reportedly reached a tentative agreement with machinists at its Joliet plant, who have been on strike for more than three months.
Chicago cab drivers say it’s time for a fare increase, and they’re taking their argument to City Hall Tuesday.
Chicago teachers aren’t the only ones threatening to strike; United Airlines pilots could soon be walking picket lines.
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- Police: Man Touches Woman’s Leg At South Loop CTA StationPolice are looking for man who inappropriately touched a woman at a South Loop CTA station Tuesday morning.147
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