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JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — It was the 4th of July, but Saturday was also the first day of a massive nurses’ strike at a major Joliet hospital.

In front of AMITA Health St. Joseph Medical Center on Madison Street in Joliet, 720 nurses picketed Saturday.

The Illinois Nurses Association claims the hospital routinely violates its own policy that caps the number of patients for whom each nurse cares.

The nurses say that puts patients at risk.

The hospital said they made a final offer to the union on Friday.

They say as the strike continues, they are equipped to provide “quality care and service.”

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Allegheny Valley School District To Begin Year With Online Learning

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Students in the Allegheny Valley School District will begin the year online.

According to the Tribune-Review, the school board voted to have the first month of the semester start virtually.

The district will then move to a phased return t class with half of the student body attending two days per week, with the other half of students on two other days.

The school year is set to begin on August 24.

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