WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Feb. 5, 2021

Chicago teachers prepare to strike. Illinois loosens COVID-19 restrictions. Plus, the Obama Presidential Center is set to break ground in 2021.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, Feb. 4 demanded an end to the negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union and a deal on reopening by the end of Thursday. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday, Feb. 4 demanded an end to the negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union and a deal on reopening by the end of Thursday. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: Feb. 5, 2021

Chicago teachers prepare to strike. Illinois loosens COVID-19 restrictions. Plus, the Obama Presidential Center is set to break ground in 2021.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot sends her “best and final offer” to the Chicago Teachers Union, raising the stakes for a strike. Illinois loosens COVID-19 restrictions across the state. Plus, the Obama Presidential Center gets the green light to break ground in 2021 after years of delays.

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A.D. Quig, government and politics reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business