| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:18 PM
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,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:03 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:37 AM
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....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:05 AM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
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...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:08 AM
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,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 10:40 AM
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,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:26 AM
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...