| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his campaign for a second term.
Though he stuck with...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago.
The venue, John C....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to endorse Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral bid Wednesday, according to several delegates who attended a packed meeting in the Armour Square neighborhood.
The endorsement vote culminated...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 7:44 PM
A battle with brain cancer prevented Karen Lewis from trying to knock off Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but Friday she backed a man she thinks can finish the job: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, announced this week that he would run for...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Nearly four months before voters will decide whether he gets a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday night began to detail what his re-election campaign will look like.
The mayor plans to give five policy speeches for what he hopes will be...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has been released from the hospital and is resting at home, a union spokeswoman said Wednesday.
“She told me she was at home and doing well,” union spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said in an e-mail....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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'...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year.
The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 8:08 PM
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...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:22 PM
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...