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Karen Lewis

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  • Tough CTU boss should come clean about health

    Tough CTU boss should come clean about health
    If you follow politics in this crooked city of tribes, you know that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — the woman tough enough to back Mayor Rahm Emanuel down — has taken ill. We're told she's been in the hospital since Sunday,...
  • 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...
  • CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships

    CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships
    Qualified graduates of Chicago's public high schools will be eligible for a free ride at one of the city's seven community colleges under a scholarship program announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman....
  • Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential...
  • REVIEW: "Forgotten Future" by Collaboraction ★★½

    REVIEW: "Forgotten Future" by Collaboraction ★★½
    As the heat rises between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, the state of Chicago public education has come under the stage lights in a trifecta of new plays this past year. I missed both Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy" with...
  • The campaign to keep Karen Lewis out of the mayoral race

     The campaign to keep Karen Lewis out of the mayoral race
    Out of nowhere nearly two weeks ago, Democrats for Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election, issued a news release demanding that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis step down from her job if...
  • Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll

    Emanuel allies release results of anti-Lewis push poll
    Democrats For Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization aligned with Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released the results of a poll that asked this  question: The current teacher's contract with Chicago Public Schools expires after the school year,...
  • Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana

    Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.” The mayor's comments came...
  • Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'

    Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'
    Ald. Robert Fioretti today launched his campaign for mayor, declaring that all Mayor Rahm Emanuel had delivered to Chicagoans was “tough luck.”   Before a half-filled gymnasium of about 150 people at East-West University in the South Loop,...
  • Ineffective, inarticulate and out-of-touch

    A chemistry teacher and Chicago Teachers Union leader who earns more the $200,000 a year, owns three homes, lead the CPS into their first strike in more than 20 years for a 30 percent salary increase and focuses only on Chicago Public Schools rather...