| Aug 26, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A coalition of community organizations fighting for a higher minimum wage and better schools said Tuesday it registered more than 25,000 new voters, mostly in African-American and Latino communities.
Although the group says the effort is focused on...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis continued her public contemplation of a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel Thursday night, using a community meeting in Little Village to rail against his policies.
But this time Lewis, who has called Emanuel a...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:39 PM
It's been a long time since readers had their writes. And this is a good time for it. So let's begin.
Re: Moutza. Is it pronounced "mootza" or "mowtza"? And what on earth does "blow right here" mean, anyway? George Paterson
Dear George — Mowtza?...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:52 AM
The gathering at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall on Tuesday night had the feel of a campaign event: a jam-packed room, drinks flowing, soul music blaring and a raucous crowd cheering.
There was only one thing missing from the event, dubbed “A...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today suggested that the sharp dissatisfaction Chicago voters showed toward him in a new Chicago Tribune poll is tied to a sluggish economy, making no mention of his controversial decision to close dozens of schools or the city’...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:42 PM
NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:09 AM
After a teachers strike, school closings and widespread budget cuts, city voters are increasingly frustrated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of Chicago Public Schools, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.
Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.
Facing concerns over crime, education...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:07 AM
"Polls are a snapshot in time," said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11.
It was the kind of thing political candidates like to say when various public opinion surveys offer conflicting assessments...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says there is a 50/50 she's running for mayor. The current occupant of the office, Rahm Emanuel, is sitting on a reported $7 million (at least) war chest. As a cartoonist I say: "RUN, KAREN, RUN!!!!!!"