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America lost one of its iconic brands last month when Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Wonder Bread and other staples of postwar Middle America, closed up shop. The announcement was an occasion for wags to litter the Internet with jokes about the...
Bored and visibly sneering as she fiddles with her cellphone while sitting at her desk, the grade school teacher barely takes notice of the sweet young girl challenged by learning disabilities. The student stands nervously before the blackboard,...
Special to the TribuneTeachers in Community Unit District 300 went out on strike this morning after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract. Negotiators for the teachers union and the school district met for nearly nine hours Monday but failed to reach an agreement,...
Special to the TribuneTeachers in Community Unit District 300 reached a deal with the school board late Tuesday to end a one-day walkout in the large far northwest suburban school district. Talks had broken down late Monday, prompting the district's more than 1,200 teachers...
Tribune reportersThe teachers strike in Crystal Lake-based Prairie Grove School District 46 has ended the same day it began. After their walkout this morning, teachers’ representatives spent the day negotiating with district administrators and Friday afternoon...
Growing up on a foreboding South Side block near Brainerd Park, Brooks College Prep senior running back Cleveland Clark considers every day a gift. Not to mention a challenge. "I know what type of neighborhood I live in so I do my best not to even be...
As I light my pipe, take up my quill pen and sheepskin and once again prepare to write another volume of The Kassopedia — the repository of the world's great knowledge — I'm reminded of a snarky reader. She calls herself, "Your long...
Chicago TribuneA bargaining session was scheduled for noon today between teachers and officials in North Shore School District 112, where teachers have gone on strike amid contract disputes. Classes at elementary and middle schools in Highland Park and Highwood were...
Tags: Unions, North Chicago, Teachers, Waukegan, Teaching and Learning
Tribune reportersWhile teachers remained on strike, Lake Forest High School reopened Monday, apparently with enough students and certified teachers on hand to meet state criteria. But whether the unusual move by the district will allow Monday to count as an official...
Tribune reportersFor the first time in the district’s history, teachers in Lake Forest High School District 115 went on strike today after failing to reach an agreement over salaries during negotiations that ended just before midnight. The walkout affects about 1,...
"If you can't make it here," many Chicagoans have told me over the years, "you can't make it anywhere." That's why educators, politicians and labor organizers across the nation are keeping a close eye on the city's teachers strike. For public workers'...
Class 8A: (10) O'Fallon at (7) Homewood-Flossmoor When: 7:30 Friday. Records: O'Fallon 7-2, Homewood-Flossmoor 7-2. On the offensive O'Fallon's passing game is solid behind QB Todd Porter, whose main targets include Illinois recruit Darius...
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