First it was teachers in Chicago going on strike. Then it was teachers in Lake Forest. What’s going on? Gov. Pat Quinn says it’s just teachers asserting their collective bargaining rights. “It is a collective bargaining process and we believe in that in Illinois,” Quinn said.
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He hopes that both strikes end quickly. “Hopefully it’s concluded as quickly as possible because we should always care about the children first, the students first,” Quinn said. Chicago public school teachers went on strike Monday. On Tuesday Lake Forest High School teachers walked out of contract negotiations and went on strike Wednesday. Teachers in Evergreen Park Tuesday have filed a strike notice. Teachers there say they started the school year without a contact for the sixth time in 15 years.