City: No ruling on teacher strike filing Monday

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The city of Chicago's law office says it doesn't expect a judge to rule Monday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's request for an order forcing striking school teachers back to work.

  

Law department spokesman Roderick Drew says a judge won't address the matter until later this week. He says it still isn't clear if it could be Tuesday, Wednesday or even later.

  

City attorneys asked a state court Monday to force Chicago Teachers Union members back into classrooms.

  

Among other arguments, their filing contends the strike is illegal because it endangers students' health and safety.

  

The union and school leaders seemed optimistic late last week that they would reach a resolution by Monday. But teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer said Sunday they needed more time to review it.

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