MCHENRY, Ill. -- Negotiations are underway to bring an end to the McHenry High School teachers strike.
If they don't reach an agreement, the strike could keep thousands of students out of class during homecoming week.
About 150 teachers at both McHenry's east and west high schools have been on strike, classes cancelled for the roughly 2,600 students in District 156.
Teachers have been working without a contract since June -- at issue: pay and insurance.
The teachers want to keep a salary schedule in place that awards periodic bonuses in addition to keeping annual salary bumps.
For students, the strike meant canceling Friday night's football game against Cary Grove.
No deal has been struck yet.