Finally, this evening, the standoff between Chicago teachers and city officials is over. The teachers union voted to suspend its strike, which means 350-thousand students will return to school tomorrow.
Earlier today, Union President Karen Lewis said it was "the best deal we could get at this moment in time." The contract includes a pay increase of 3% for the first year, longer school days, and freezing health insurance contribution rates.
The vote to end the strike comes after school officials went to court Monday to ask a judge to declare the strike illegal.
OutFront tonight: Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union.