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350,000 students got the day off; the mayor clarified his taste in music.

As striking teachers filled the streets of Chicago, standing together for union solidarity, a resolution seemed far away.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was dealt a crippling blow on Monday when a striker accused him of being partial to the wildly unpopular Canadian band Nickelback. The striker's photograph went viral, unleashing yet another round of mockery for the Internet's least-favorite rockstars. The soft-rock quartet is famous for their 2001 anthem, "How You Remind Me."

Local blog RedEye contacted the mayor's office if there was any basis to the dastardly rumor. A spokesperson issued a one-word response: "no."

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