| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:35 AM
Standing in front of an upright piano in a large, wood-floored living room, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia told several dozen campaign donors seated in folding chairs that he would put an end to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "corporate agenda."
| Mar 19, 2015
| 6:38 AM
Who I am
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis from the South Side of Chicago.
One unique thing about me
My mother read to me every single night. I equated reading with love, imagination and a way to experience a completely different life....
| Mar 13, 2015
| 6:07 PM
Friday was supposed to be Chuy's Big Day.
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, the man who forced Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to defend himself in an April 7 runoff election, had promised to release his fiscal blueprint. With scarcely three weeks left in the campaign,...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Re-election battles typically are referendums on the incumbent, one reason Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia framed his Chicago mayoral candidacy as a reaction to perceived shortcomings in the style and performance of Rahm Emanuel.
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:34 PM
President Barack Obama delivered a pre-election bouquet to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, backing his friend's bid for a second term as he announced national monument status for the Pullman historic district, a key site in America's labor and civil...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:19 AM
Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti stood in the kitchen of a South Side firehouse on a recent morning and explained to a small group of firefighters and paramedics why he would be a better steward of their interests than Rahm Emanuel.
| Feb 7, 2015
| 3:59 AM
Chicago Public Schools faces gaping budget deficits, skyrocketing retirement costs and tough negotiations for a new teachers contract, but the candidates for mayor have offered few solutions on how they'd deal with some of the gravest financial challenges...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:16 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and three challengers met for the first televised forum of the campaign Wednesday, but it was a controversy involving a debate set for Thursday that dominated the day's news.
ABC-Ch. 7, the League of Women Voters and Univision,...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:15 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis pilloried Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday and promised the CTU would not back down from Springfield or City Hall as it prepares demands for a new contract.
"Bruce Rauner ran on a platform about nothing," Lewis...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:51 AM
Karen Lewis strode a few paces from her Merchandise Mart office to a conference room with downtown views, clad in a royal blue skirt and head wrap that contrasted with a pair of Chicago Teachers Union red high-tops.
She was ready to talk about her...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Chicago Public Schools are set to defy a mandate to launch a standardized exam districtwide this spring, despite the potential for sanctions that could include some loss of federal funding.
The district said it will administer the Partnership for...