Governor Pat Quinn has directed Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico to work with Waukegan School District 60 to reach a resolution in their ongoing teacher strike.
Today's negotiations between teachers and school officials follow a stormy meeting of the Waukegan school board that was cut short after just 30 minutes, when a crowd of parents grew unruly over Waukegan’s continuing teachers' strike.
At one point, police had to break up an escalating argument between a teacher and another man.
And when the overflow crowd was told the board would take only 45 minutes of public comment, the room erupted.
Some say school board member Victoria Torres went too far in trying to keep things in line when she told the crowd to "sit down, and shut up."
Moments later, the entire school board got up and walked out.
Contract negotiations between the board and the teachers' union are showing promise.
Both sides said they made progress Tuesday.
They returned to the bargaining table this morning.
This is week four of the Waukegan teachers' strike.