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Waukegan Dist. 60 classes canceled again because of strike

Classes are canceled again Monday because of the ongoing strike in Waukegan Unit District 60, which has seen some 1,200 teachers hit the picket lines for more than two weeks. Contract negotiations between the district and union have not resumed since talks broke down last Wednesday. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Strike negotiations break down again in Waukegan

A strike in Waukegan Unit District 60 will continue into the weekend, now two weeks after some 1,200 teachers hit the picket lines. District officials said that schools would remained closed, after negotiations broke down again Wednesday night. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Mundelein District 75 teachers authorize strike after contract talks stall

A second case of labor uncertainty has hit Lake County as teachers in Mundelein Elementary District 75 this week voted 122 to 13 to authorize a strike.The contract with the district and the Mundelein Elementary Education Association ended June 30, and a Sept. 19 mediation session was not fruitful. Teachers in Waukegan Unit District 60 […]

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Workers at Juno Lighting Group in Des Plaines on strike for second day

Workers at Juno Lighting Group in Des Plaines remained on the picket lines for a second day Thursday in their protest for higher wages. “We want some respect, some dignity,” said Malaquias Gutierrez, one of the workers on the picket lines Thursday. “They’re giving us a raise that is not enough for the cost of […]

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Armed robbers strike Lincoln Park jewelry store

Two people were tied up during an armed robbery at a jewelry store Friday afternoon in the North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Apparent lightning strike damages Lombard house

No injuries were reported Monday night when an apparent lightning strike triggered a house fire that caused roughly $ 100,000 damage in Lombard. Authorities said there was heavy damage to both the home on the 1100 block of East Adams Street and nearby trees. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Construction crews strike gas main in Cary

A construction crew struck a gas main Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Route 14 and Spring Beach Way in Cary, officials said. Nicor Gas crews were scheduled to continue working to repair the line throughout the night on Thursday. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local News

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Severe thunderstorms strike Chicago area

Severe thunderstorms strike Chicago area The super-cell thunderstorm system, a product of warm air from the Mississippi Valley meeting a cold front from the northwest, arrived Tuesday evening and moved from Chicago's west suburbs to its south suburbs and beyond, officials said. Hail two … Full News here – Read more on Chicago Tribune

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Chicago Bears strike deals with rookies Fales, Carey

Chicago Bears strike deals with rookies Fales, Carey The Chicago Bears annually sign their rookie draft class before any other NFL team. This year has been no different. The team announced Tuesday that fourth-round running back Ka'Deem Carey and seventh-round tackle Charles Leno Jr. have agreed to … Full News here – Read more on NFL.com

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About 400 Chicago concrete truck drivers go on strike

About 400 Chicago concrete truck drivers go on strike About 400 concrete truck drivers walked off their jobs on Tuesday and Wednesday after rejecting a proposed labor contract with the Northern Illinois Ready Mix and Materials Association. The proposal, which would have covered suburban drivers outside of … Full News here – Read more on Chicago […]

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UIC faculty ready to strike

2-day walkout focused on payUniversity of Illinois at Chicago faculty members are poised to strike Tuesday for the first time in campus history. The two-day walkout could cancel hundreds of classes at the Near West Side public institution. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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UIC faculty ready to strike

2-day walkout focused on payUniversity of Illinois at Chicago faculty members are poised to strike Tuesday for the first time in the campus’s history. The two-day walkout could cancel hundreds of classes at the Near West Side public institution.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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McDonald’s May Not Quite Grasp What The Word ‘Strike’ Means

The actions taking place outside McDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants across the country this week aren’t technically strikes, according to McDonald’s. But the disagreement on terms may stem from McDonald’s rather old-fashioned idea of what a strike actually is. McDonald’s released a statement on its website Thursday in response to demonstrations taking place in cities […]

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UIC faculty taking strike authorization vote this week

Union wants 3.5 percent salary increase, raise in minimum pay for full-time lecturersAfter failing to reach a contract agreement with university officials, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s new faculty union is voting this week on whether to authorize a strike. Full News here – Schools – chicagotribune.com

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Illinois Legislators Strike Pension Deal

CHICAGO (AP) — Under growing public pressure to act, the leaders of Illinois’ General Assembly announced Wednesday they’d reached an agreement on how to solve the state’s $ 100 billion pension problem and would begin trying to persuade other lawmakers to approve it in a special legislative session next week. The deal was a significant […]

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