As CPS strike nears, alderman pitches plan to avert walk-out

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CHICAGO -- A Chicago alderman and other elected leaders are trying to avert another strike at Chicago Public Schools.

Teachers may walk-out on Tuesday, October 11.

12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas is urging Mayor Emanuel to commit additional T.I.F. (tax increment financing) funds.

He says diverting these dollars is an investment in school kids.

The Mayor has already committed $32.5 million in special T.I.F. funds to CPS.

CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union are still trying to reach a deal.

CPS says it's trying to find an agreement that's fair to teachers, students and taxpayers.