Chicago

Second Day Likely for Chicago's Teacher Strike

Talks continue into evening

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Contract talks between Chicago's school board and its teachers union were locked in negotiations Monday evening, making it increasingly likely that the city's first teachers strike in a quarter century would go into a second day.

While thousands of teachers marched and picketed in front of schools across the city, negotiators from both sides met for on issues that have bogged down contract talks for months – teacher compensation, a re-hire pool for laid-off teachers and job evaluations.