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  • Emanuel continues building campaign finance edge

    Emanuel continues building campaign finance edge
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel widened his financial advantage over challengers in the upcoming mayoral election, reporting more than $1.1 million in contributions to his political organization in the latest state campaign finance report. Chicago for Rahm Emanuel...
  • Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions

     Democrats pack Illinois ballot with referendum questions
    Before Illinois voters get to the main event of choosing between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner, they'll be faced with five referendum questions asking about crime victims' rights, voting protections, a minimum wage hike, birth control and...
  • Foley Surrounded By Flocks Of Children In Education-Themed Campaign Ad

    Foley Surrounded By Flocks Of Children In Education-Themed Campaign Ad
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and his runningmate, Heather Somers, released an education-themed campaign ad Monday. Foley has criticized Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's education policy, saying that the governor has put onerous requirements on...
  • Malloy No Friend Of Schools, Teachers

    According to media reports, he is the only Democratic governor in the nation who has proposed doing away with teacher tenure and eliminating collective bargaining for teachers in the lowest-performing schools. He has proposed that teacher evaluation...
  • CTU may offer details today on Karen Lewis' health

    CTU may offer details today on Karen Lewis' health
    The Chicago Teachers Union has scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss the health of union president Karen Lewis, four days after she was hospitalized for an undisclosed malady that has raised questions about her potential challenge to Mayor...
  • CTU: Karen Lewis still in hospital but no details on condition

    CTU: Karen Lewis still in hospital but no details on condition
    Chicago Teachers Union president and potential mayoral candidate Karen Lewis remained hospitalized Tuesday and it’s not known when she’ll be released, a union official said. “The reason we’ve been hesitant to come out with a bunch...
  • CTU: Karen Lewis hospitalized 'after experiencing discomfort'

    CTU: Karen Lewis hospitalized 'after experiencing discomfort'
    Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union and a prospective mayoral candidate, was “being evaluated at a local hospital” after suffering an unspecified ailment, the CTU said late Monday afternoon. Lewis, 61, was hospitalized...
  • State's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Malloy

    State's Largest Teachers Union Endorses Malloy
    Saying that Republican Tom Foley would set "the state on a path to education disaster," the leadership of the state's largest teachers union offered a strong endorsement Monday of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. "Dan Malloy has increased education...
  • Source: State's Largest Teachers Union Backing Malloy

    The board of directors of the state's largest teachers union is backing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The leadership of the Connecticut Education Association, which has more than 43,000 members, is endorsing the Democratic incumbent against Republican...
  • Malloy, Unions Criticize Foley's Education Plan

    Malloy, Unions Criticize Foley's Education Plan
    EAST HARTFORD - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, union leaders, and Democratic legislators continued to criticize Republican Tom Foley's education plan Thursday. The group gathered at the Robert J. O'Brien elementary school, where officials said the building is...
  • Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]

    Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]
    Since at least the 1970s, there has been little for unions to celebrate on Labor Day. The giant teachers unions — the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — have been an exception, largely...