Ald. Pat O'Connor set an Aug. 15 deadline for ideas on what to do with the shuttered school.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel credited Safe Passage workers, police initiatives and a "mind shift" at CPS.
Ald. William Burns denied making a "backroom deal" to move another school into the building.
Ideas for the closed school include a community center, theater and housing.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to bring air conditioning to 206 schools, but without explaining funding.
The book examines the events leading to the strike, analyzes the showdown and looks toward the future.
The Chicago Teachers Union claimed victories on Ames Middle School and Will Guzzardi.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a celebratory luncheon for the CPS workers at the UIC Forum.
Rousemary Vega called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to pay more attention to Chicago Public Schools children.
A state charter board spokeswoman denied the allegation.
But Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th) countered, "School is not a baby-sitting apparatus."
The union said it will concentrate on issues, not candidates, "but 2015 is on."
The Chicago Board of Education was set to vote on 17 proposed new charters.
Members of the school community said they were looking to move past internal tensions and find solutions.
The City Council used an old trick to derail a demand to halt a Board of Education vote on charters.
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