CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Teachers Union said teachers are going on strike after months of negotiations with the nation’s third-largest school district over issues including pay, class size and teacher preparation time fell apart. Roughly 25,000 teachers are expected to participate in the work stoppage starting on Thursday. The last major teachers’ strike in Chicago was in 2012.
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago’s inspector general says police department detectives conducted an “incompetent and incomplete” investigation into the suspicious death of an officer. Sgt. Donald Markham was found fatally shot in his bedroom in September 2015. A forensic pathologist hired by the FBI determined Markham’s death was a homicide and the scene staged so that his death would appear to be a suicide. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson recommended disciplinary action against the officers who conducted the probe.
CHICAGO (AP) – Teachers want a raise in Chicago but as they announced plans to walk the picket line Thursday, they also made known they want a lot more than that. Everything from the size of classes to the number of nurses and librarians to the issue of affordable housing were at stake in talks that led to a strike in the nation’s third-largest school district
CHICAGO (AP) – Boxer Patrick Day has died four days after sustaining head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell. Promoter Lou DiBella said Day died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was 27.