CHICAGO — Chicago Teachers Union members overwhelming approved the new four-year, $295 million contract that ended a seven-day strike last month but will further strain the already cash-strapped district.

The Chicago Board of Education will review the pact at its meeting Oct. 24. Officials have not yet identified how they will cover the $74 million fiscal 2013 cost of the contract which was not accounted for in the budget approved over the summer.

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