Timeline: From Mayor Rahm Emanuel's election to a looming teacher's strike

August 23, 2012

On Wednesday, hundreds of Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to give their president a power she already had: the ability to issue a ten-day strike notice at her discretion.

The move is one of dozens that have taken place over a year. 

Since the election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, there has been many heated and contentious issues at play: from school closures and student testing to pay increases and longer school days.