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  • Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent
    Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago. Mayors don't want independent thinkers. Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits. And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...
  • With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim

    With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim
    Side by side across the top of Page 6 of Tuesday's Tribune were a pair of stories in sad juxtaposition. On the left was an article summarizing new research from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity headlined, "School study pans charters'...
  • Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'

    Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis underwent surgery on Wednesday and “has a serious illness,” said union Vice President Jesse Sharkey, who at a news conference Thursday offered no further details on Lewis’ health. Sharkey said...
  • Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...

    Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...
    Dear Karen Lewis, Just between you and us: Remember your last visit with the Tribune Editorial Board, on May 7? You were full of pepper and vinegar. You said that "on a scale of 1 to 10," your Chicago Teachers Union would deliver a "15" effort to...
  • Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents

    Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis' illness is serious enough for her to temporarily relinquish leadership of the union, officials said Thursday, but a lack of details on her condition makes it difficult to determine if her health will derail...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...