Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Lori Lightfoot were expected to announce Wednesday morning an all-remote learning plan to start the school year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a move that could avert a potential Chicago Teachers Union strike, sources said.
The switch to an all-remote learning plan could come as teachers union leaders are planning to convene the organization’s House of Delegates next week and consider a process that eventually could lead to a strike if CPS doesn’t agree to start the school year with full remote learning, sources said Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Illinois health officials Tuesday reported 1,471 new known cases and 19 additional fatalities. The total number of known infections in Illinois now stands at 184,712 and the statewide confirmed death toll is 7,545.
Here’s what’s happening Wednesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area and Illinois:
6:35 a.m.: Lightfoot, schools and health officials expected to make announcement on public