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Teachers threaten an April strike. The Illinois House votes to strip Mayor Rahm Emanuel of school board control. Homicides soar and police morale sinks. And baseball is back. Joel Weisman had guests for these stories and more.

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

In a showdown with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, several county commissioners refuse to take unpaid furlough days. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.