The Chicago teachers strike is over thanks to a $1.5 billion deal. What will it mean for Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s political future?

Chicago teachers walked out for 15 days starting Oct. 17, causing the cancellation of 11 school days and disrupting the lives of 300,000 students. The strike set off a protracted battle of wills that ended this week after Lightfoot and CTU agreed on a $1.5 billion five-year deal that both sides say will transform Chicago Public Schools. Still, it’s not yet clear what the political ramifications will be for Lightfoot going forward.

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