Chicago Schools Cancel Classes as Teachers Prepare to Strike

The Chicago Teachers Union and the city’s new mayor failed to reach a contract deal. Classes were canceled for 300,000 public school students on Thursday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago said classes would be canceled on Thursday, as a standoff continued with the city’s public school teachers.Credit…Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune, via Associated PressOct. 16, 2019CHICAGO…

‘Racist’ Snub of Mother Cabrini? Cuomo Needles de Blasio

The actor Chazz Palminteri called the mayor’s wife racist over a decision to not honor a saint with a statue. Then the governor stepped in.Chazz Palminteri’s call to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s weekly radio show on Friday led to a live confrontation between the mayor and the actor.Credit…Michael Loccisano/Getty ImagesPublished Oct. 11, 2019Updated Oct. 15,…