This week, our panelists unpack the biggest news story of the week: Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday after Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Board of Education and the teachers union failed to agree on a labor contract.
Lightfoot tells the Chicago Sun-Times that Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told her he had a “couple of drinks” with dinner before he was found slumped over in his vehicle early Thursday. An internal investigation into the city’s top cop is ongoing.
Lightfoot’s zoning ordinance for the sale of recreational marijuana passes City Council despite opposition from members of the Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus, who say it lacks incentives and opportunities for minority business owners.
And in sports, the Chicago Bears take on the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field after a disappointing loss to the Raiders and a bye week.
Dan Mihalopoulos, WBEZ | @dmihalopoulos
Yana Kunichoff, Chalkbeat | @Yanazure
Becky Vevea, WBEZ | @beckyvevea
Lester Munson, freelance journalist
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