A defense attorney tried unsuccessfully Thursday to convince a Lake County judge to reduce the sentence given to a Zion man convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman at a Waukegan party last December.
The chairman of the state’s board of education says he’ll stay with negotiators until a new contract is hammered out.
School officials say the audience would not come to order, making an open discussion impossible.
Talks aimed at ending the strike, which began Oct. 2, adjourned shortly after 7 p.m. Monday night after starting at 10 a.m. Talks are set to continue again Tuesday morning.
Negotiators will take the weekend off in the strike by teachers in Waukegan District 60, and Monday classes have been cancelled.
The first stumbling block is food. Federal law requires the district to have milk on hand for all 17,000 students, along with nutritious food.
17,000 students in the Waukegan area are on extended vacation because of teachers strike that’s almost three weeks old. Both sides resumed negotiations Wednesday at noon, the school district said in a press release.
Talks between the Waukegan school district and teachers ended without a deal Tuesday night in an attempt to end the nearly three-week-old strike. The school district says school has been cancelled Wednesday.
There is no school again Tuesday for public school students in Waukegan as a teachers strike will enter its 12th day.
The Waukegan teachers strike drags on and is now approaching the two week mark.
Classes are canceled Wednesday, for a 10th day in Waukegan District 60, even as negotiations resumed in an attempt to reach tentative agreement on a new contract.
Talks went so well Friday that the two sides issued a joint statement in which they said “the sides were able to reach tentative agreements on several significant issues.”
Labor negotiations resumed Thursday night following an angry exchange of accusations in the six-day-old strike by teachers in Waukegan District 60 schools.
A strike by Waukegan teachers will continue for a sixth say as the school district confirms schools will be closed again on Thursday.
A teachers strike in Waukegan continued this week after negotiations failed to yield an agreement with the school district.
Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 said in a message on its website that there would be no classes on Friday. Teachers went on strike Thursday morning after the district and the Lake County Federation of Teachers failed to come to terms on a contract.
Teachers in one of the state’s largest school districts have gone on strike, after contract talks stalled in north suburban Waukegan.
Kenosha resident Mark Armour told police he thought he hit something on his way to work. He did.
Niktia McClain, 28, of Waukegan was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 24, after allegedly stealing money from a person who was passing through courthouse security.
An 11-year-old victim of child abuse dies and to make this story even sadder, there’s not enough money to bury the child.