Teachers Strike

Teachers at Prairie Grove School District 46 celebrate after reaching a tentative contract agreement with the district on Oct. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

North Suburban Teachers’ Strike Ends After One Day

A teachers’ strike at Prairie Grove School District 46, in that suburb and part of Crystal Lake, has ended after just one missed day of school.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2012

Teacher Deneen Pajeau and Board President Kathy Rohan announce the end of the teachers' strike in Evergreen Park. (CBS)

Tentative Agreement In Evergreen Park Teachers’ Strike

The school board and teachers in Evergreen Park have reportedly reached a tentative agreement to end the strike.


Evergreen Park teachers on the picket line on the 7th school day of their strike on Oct. 11, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Evergreen Park Church Opens Kids’ Program Amid Teachers’ Strike

With the teachers’ strike in Evergreen Park entering its seventh school day, a local church opened its doors on Thursday for a kids’ club.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2012

Evergreen Park teachers picket during a rally before their latest round of contract talks with School District 124 on Oct. 10, 2012, the sixth school day that was cancelled due to the teachers' strike. (Credit: CBS)

Evergreen Park Parents Growing Weary Of Ongoing Teachers’ Strike

After six school days missed due to the teachers’ strike in Evergreen Park, parents have started losing their patience with the school district.

CBS 2–10/10/2012

Evergreen Park teachers picket on Thursday. (CBS)

Evergreen Park Teachers’ Strike Enters Second Week

Negotiations over the weekend failed to settle the ongoing teachers strike in Evergreen Park, as the walkout now enters a second week.


A school hallway (CBS)

North Shore District 112 Teachers Set Strike Date

Teachers in North Shore District 112 have set a strike date of Oct. 16 as both sides have so far failed to reach an agreement.


Evergreen Park teachers picket on Thursday. (CBS)

No Teachers Deal In Evergreen Park

Negotiators in Evergreen Park School District 124 met for 6.5 hours Thursday but failed to reach agreement on a contract that would end the teachers strike that entered its fourth day on Friday.


CPS Classroom

Emanuel Blames Teachers For Spring Break Switch

Mayor Emanuel says parents can blame striking teachers for the disruptive schedule changes officials have made to make up lost days.


Evergreen Park Teachers' Strike

Talks Break Down Amid Ongoing Teachers’ Strike In Evergreen Park

Talks to end the teachers’ strike in Evergreen Park broke down early Thursday morning, meaning kids will be kept out of class for a third day.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Evergreen Park Teachers

Union: Evergreen Park Teachers Will Strike On Tuesday

Union representatives for Evergreen Park School District 124 teachers left contract negotiations late Monday and said members will strike Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2012

Evergreen Park Teachers

Evergreen Park Teachers Edging Closer To Strike

Elementary School teachers in Evergreen Park are edging closer to walking off the job.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

Bill Daley At The Inauguration

Bill Daley: With Teachers’ Strike Over, Better Focus On Education Is Needed

A stage full of politicians, teachers, public officials and nonprofit leaders says the big battle lies ahead, even though the Chicago teachers’ strike has been settled.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

Evergreen Park School District 124

Evergreen Park Teachers Could Go On Strike In A Week

Teachers in southwest suburban Evergreen Park have set next Tuesday as a strike date if there is no contract agreement by then.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

CPS Football Practice

CPS Football Players Take To Field For First Time Since Strike

High school football made a comeback in a big way Saturday, as hundreds of Chicago Public Schools students took to the field for the first time since the nine-day teachers’ strike put games on hold.

CBS 2–09/22/2012

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

Highland Park Teachers, School District To Submit New Contract Offers

Although the teachers’ strikes in Chicago and Lake Forest have been resolved, negotiations are at a critical point in several other Chicago-area districts, including North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park.


A television ad funded by Education Reform Now features Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussing why the tentative contract with the Chicago Teachers Union is a good deal for students and parents. (Credit: Education Reform Now)

Teachers’ Strike Over, But Both Sides Still Working To Spin The Dispute

About 357,000 Chicago kids were back in their classrooms Wednesday. So were their teachers. But the shock waves from the nine-day teachers’ strike were still being felt, and not only in Chicago.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

Lake Forest Teachers' Strike

Teachers’ Strike Ends In Lake Forest

Teachers in Lake Forest say they have settled their contract dispute, and their strike is coming to an end.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

Allen and Toni Packer, and their daughter Cyani Mayzure. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Parents Elated To See Teachers’ Strike Over

If you heard cheering around the city at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, it was probably the sound of hundreds of thousands of parents and their kids hailing the end of the teachers’ strike.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Lake Forest Teachers' Strike

Students In Class, But Lake Forest Teachers’ Strike Continues

Classes are back in session at Lake Forest High School, but the teachers’ strike continues this Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Teachers' Strike

Union Delegates Meet To Decide Whether To End Teachers’ Strike

Parents and students in the Chicago Public Schools system are in the midst of another anxious day of waiting Tuesday, as the strike continues into its seventh school day — and its ninth overall.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012