WBEZ | west chicago http://www.wbez.org/tags/west-chicago Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Deal in West Chicago ends teacher strike http://www.wbez.org/news/deal-west-chicago-ends-teacher-strike-105398 <p><p>WEST CHICAGO, Ill. &mdash; Classes are back on for about 4,000 students in West Chicago after a tentative agreement ended a teachers strike in the Chicago suburb.</p><p>Officials with West Chicago Elementary District 33 started calling parents overnight to let them know that classes would resume Thursday after a three-day strike.</p><p>About 280 teachers began the walkout Monday after more than 17 months of negotiations failed to reach an agreement. The district includes six elementary schools, a preschool and a middle school.</p><p>Negotiators aren&#39;t yet disclosing details of the tentative agreement. They reached the deal early Thursday after nearly 12 hours of talks with a federal mediator. Salaries and health insurance costs were among the main sticking points.</p></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:46:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/deal-west-chicago-ends-teacher-strike-105398