Two Wednesdays ago, few in this city would have imagined that by the time students returned to school there would be snow on the ground. Yet here Lightfoot was at City Hall, early on Halloween afternoon, saying the strike was finally over as snow fell faster and faster outside.
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.
The Payton boys’ varsity basketball team fell to Saint Viator Friday night in their IHSA regional championship game, 70-34, in the new gym.