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UPDATE: Chicago to seek order to end teachers' strike

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CHICAGO (AP) -

 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will seek a court order to end a teachers strike set to enter its second week.

Emanuel said the strike is illegal under state law.

The Chicago teachers union decided Sunday to continue its weeklong strike, extending an acrimonious standoff with Emanuel and the city schools.

Emanuel says, "This was a strike of choice and is now a delay of choice that is wrong for our children."

The union says it needs more time to meet its members to discuss a tentative contract reached over the weekend.

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The Chicago teachers union will continue its week-old strike in the nation's third-largest city, keeping thousands of students out of class.

The union's House of Delegates declined to vote on whether to end the strike Sunday after hearing details of a tentative contract agreement. Teachers will keep picketing Monday, one week after teachers walked out.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and union representatives were pushing for a quick resolution as parents found alternatives for about 350,000 students. A proposed settlement was reached this weekend on sticking points that included teacher evaluations and job security.

The settlement needs to be approved by the union's full 25,000 members within two weeks of the delegates suspending a strike.

By TAMMY WEBBER

Associated Press

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