I thought that they were going to be able to work this out.
What a mess.
For all of the thousands of parents who are freaking out about the week ahead, let me direct you to the Macaroni Kid Chicago Loop guide to strike activities. My friend Sara has put together a comprehensive guide to some very good options for Chicago kiddos this week as an alternative to school. Take a look: http://chicagoloop.macaronikid.com/article/350800/teachers-strike-guide. Hope that you see some options that will work for your family. Chicago Kids also has a good list of alternatives up on its site.
Thinking of everyone who is impacted by this situation tonight. Not good. Not good at all.