The Week in Review: 11-Day Teachers Strike Comes to an End


After two acrimonious weeks, the Chicago Teachers Union strike finally comes to an end. The walkout ended with one last bargain: a deal to make up five of the 11 missed school days.

Indicted state Rep. Luis Arroyo resigns as fallout from his federal bribery charge makes lawmakers squirm during the week one of the fall veto session. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says her Springfield priorities are on track, even with the federal investigation looming large and some lawmakers pushing back against her asks.

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President Donald Trump rips Chicago again on his visit to town, prompting the mayor and police superintendent to fire back. Boeing’s CEO faces sharp questioning in the House and Senate over the company’s troubled 737 Max jet.

The Cubs make the rumors true and name former catcher David Ross as the team’s new manager. And the Bears prepare to take on the Eagles, the team that knocked Chicago out of the playoffs last season.

Guests:

Mary Ann Ahern, NBC 5 | @MaryAnnAhernNBC
Nader Issa, Chicago Sun-Times | @NaderDIssa
Kimberley Egonmwan, WVON | @KEgonmwan
Maggie Hendricks, The Athletic/WSCR | @maggiehendricks


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