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    Rahm: Teacher Strike is 'Illegal'

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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't pleased with the Chicago teachers' union decision to extend its strike. He announced he will be seeking a court order to end the strike, calling it illegal and "wrong for our children." Officials proposed a contract settlement, but teachers want the opportunity to discuss the offer before voting on it. "Our members are not happy,” union president Karen Lewis said. “They want to know if there is anything more they can get.” Negotiations were not only about salaries, but about violence, security, and lack of basic supplies for classrooms. At the soonest, school is expected to restart Wednesday for the 350,000 students currently out of class.

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