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Top Chicago news: Top cop found lying down in car; school principal retires amid scandal; more

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Chicago.

Some restaurants offering discounts to striking teachers

While some restaurants prefer to stay neutral when it comes to posting signs of support for the union, other restaurants are offering discounts and sending out news releases. 

Read the full story on Eater Chicago.

Property tax relief approved for spouses of fallen emergency workers

The city approved property tax abatements for the spouses of fallen police officers, firefighters, paramedics, active soldiers and other first responders who have died in the line of duty.

Read the full story on Curbed Chicago.

Chicago's top cop found lying down in car; requests investigation

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he has asked the department to conduct an internal investigation on himself after he was found lying down in a car. A passerby found Johnson early Thursday and called 911. 

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.

Teachers say pay raise can't fix deeper problems

Chicago teachers who began a massive strike Thursday have rejected offers that would increase their pay, hoping that will keep pressure on the district to commit to lower class sizes and more support staff in schools. 

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.

Principal who watched boy's forced ejection retires

A Chicago elementary school principal who looked on as a security guard physically forced a fourth-grader out of the building on a cold day has retired. 

Read the full story on Houston Chronicle.


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