The Week in Review: End in Sight for Chicago Teachers Strike?


Striking teachers and support staff capped off day seven of the Chicago Public Schools strike with a rally in Grant Park and a march along Michigan Avenue. But both sides say there are encouraging signs that the contract dispute could be resolved this weekend.

READ: No Breakthroughs Friday as Chicago Teachers Strike Heads Into Weekend

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Meanwhile, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren stopped by Tuesday to rally with teachers on the picket line.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveils an $11.6 billion budget that relies on some new revenue and a lot of vague terms like “improved fiscal management” to close an $838 million budget gap.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson faces heat from police union leaders for refusing to attend a police chiefs conference next week in Chicago that President Donald Trump will attend.

And in sports: The Cubs turn to World Series catcher and clubhouse favorite David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as manager, while the Bears try to find some signs of life after a disastrous loss against the Saints.

Guests

­Greg Pratt, the Chicago Tribune | @royalpratt
Laura Washington, the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7 | @MediaDervish
Kate Grossman, WBEZ | @KateGrossman1
Kevin Fishbain, The Athletic | @kfishbain


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