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Quinn Urges Agreement In Four-Week Waukegan School District Strike

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Gov. Pat Quinn ordered the Illinois Board of Education chairman to help both sides reach an agreement Wednesday in a four-week school district strike in Waukegan.  That's after the board abruptly adjourned a public meeting with members and parents shouting and booing.

Both parties say they reached a tentative contract agreement. Officials say schools plan to reopen Monday.

About 17,000 students have been out of school since the strike began on Oct. 2.

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