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Chicago Teachers Union demands to know how Lightfoot is spending $2B in federal COVID relief for schools

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) wants to how money from President Biden's American Rescue Plan is being spent after it voted to close schools and go back to remote classes until the spike in COVID-19 cases "substantially subsides." When President Biden passed the American Rescue Plan in March 2021, Chicago received $1.8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief for the city's schools.