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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:18 PM CDT

The Rundown: Daring Rescue, Serial Stowaway, Trick-or-Treat

The Rundown: Daring Rescue, Serial Stowaway, Trick-or-Treat

The top headlines you need to know as you start your day on Oct. 16, 2019.  

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 01:31 PM CDT

Here Are The Issues That Could Cause CPS' Second Strike in 7 Years

Here Are The Issues That Could Cause CPS' Second Strike in 7 Years

Chicago's mayor announced Wednesday that the city's public schools would be closed on Thursday in anticipation of an expected strike by the city's 25,000 teachers. A strike in the nation's third largest...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 11:59 AM CDT

CTU Fires Back at Lightfoot Ahead of Teachers Strike

CTU Fires Back at Lightfoot Ahead of Teachers Strike

Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Stacy Davis-Gates takes questions Wednesday before heading into negotiations, with one day left before a strike. 

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 05:33 PM CDT

Angels Hire Joe Maddon as Manager

Angels Hire Joe Maddon as Manager

The Los Angeles Angels have hired former Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon as their new skipper, the team announced on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM CDT

Lightfoot Cancels CPS Classes Thursday, Puts Blames on CTU

Lightfoot Cancels CPS Classes Thursday, Puts Blames on CTU

"There will not be school tomorrow," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday morning. "The union has been crystal clear that they are going to strike." Both sides remain at odds over...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 01:04 PM CDT

Where Parents Can Take Kids During Chicago Teachers Strike

Where Parents Can Take Kids During Chicago Teachers Strike

Now that more than 25,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers and staff have walked off the job, parents are making alternate arrangements for their children.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 08:45 AM CDT

Chicago Weather Forecast: Blustery Day Ahead

Chicago Weather Forecast: Blustery Day Ahead

NBC Storm Team 5 meteorologist Andy Avalos has your latest forecast update.  

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 07:48 AM CDT

CPS Cancels Classes Thursday in Anticipation of Strike

CPS Cancels Classes Thursday in Anticipation of Strike

Chicago Public Schools canceled all classes and activities for Thursday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the district's CEO announced Wednesday morning, in anticipation of the Chicago Teachers Union moving forward with...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 07:09 AM CDT

Lightfoot Proposes 2 Options for Chicago Casino to Lawmakers

Lightfoot Proposes 2 Options for Chicago Casino to Lawmakers

The Illinois Gaming Board is calling on lawmakers to change state law to make a Chicago casino viable. A Union Gaming Analytics' study released last month cited Illinois' "onerous tax and fee structure" in...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 06:54 AM CDT

Witness Disarms CTA Robber, Holds Him Until Cops Arrive: CPD

Witness Disarms CTA Robber, Holds Him Until Cops Arrive: CPD

A man is accused of robbing passengers of a Blue Line train with a handgun on Sunday before being disarmed and restrained by another passenger on the Northwest Side. Tremaine Anderson, 30, is charged with a...

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