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Karen Lewis

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  • Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash

    Garcia hits Los Angeles looking for campaign cash
    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." "We are...
  • Reader of the Week: Karen Lewis

    Reader of the Week: Karen Lewis
    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....
  • Chuy Garcia's fiscal plan: But where are the billions?

    Chuy Garcia's fiscal plan: But where are the billions?
    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,...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia forces runoff, steps into spotlight

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia forces runoff, steps into spotlight
    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. "The...
  • Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters

    Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters
    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...
  • Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor

     Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor
    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. Take pension...
  • CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few

    CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few
    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...
  • Emanuel goes on offensive in mayoral TV debate

    Emanuel goes on offensive in mayoral TV debate
    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,...
  • Chicago Teachers Union chief blasts Rauner, says union will not back down

    Chicago Teachers Union chief blasts Rauner, says union will not back down
    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...
  • CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'

     CTU's Karen Lewis: 'We have other places we can fight'
    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...
  • Chicago Public Schools defies mandate on new standardized exam, PARCC

     Chicago Public Schools defies mandate on new standardized exam, PARCC
    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...