CPS cross-country runners (including Payton’s) won’t be allowed to compete in the IHSA Regional competitions tomorrow after a judge rejected a request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) allowing them to compete while the CTU strike continues. “I greatly respect Judge Reilly’s (and the IHSA’s) desire for caution in order to protect student safety,” Will Foster writes. “Nevertheless, I am at least a bit skeptical of the ruling for the reasons heretofore stated. In particular, some of the factual assumptions upon which the equitable balancing rests seem dubious.”
Legal Analysis: Jones Parents Seek Injunction Allowing CPS Cross Country Teams to Compete in Regionals
Chicago attorney Kevin A. Sterling has filed a Complaint and Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in Cook County Circuit Court, requesting injunctive relief allowing CPS student-athletes to participate in Saturday’s IHSA Regional Cross-Country Meet despite the ongoing teacher strike.
Developments from Day 6 of the strike.
Striking public school teachers took to the streets of downtown Chicago Wednesday morning, marking day five of cancelled classes with a massive rally designed to pressure Mayor Lori Lightfoot as she delivered her first budget address at City Hall.
Classes were canceled for a fourth straight school day Tuesday as the CTU/SEIU strike continued.
Payton members of the Chicago Teachers Union and Service Employees International Union marched to Lake Shore Drive today as part of day three of their ongoing strike.
A contract deal with the Chicago Teachers Union is unlikely before Monday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Saturday, suggesting the ongoing strike is likely to extend into next week.