| 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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia campaigned with African-American supporters on Tuesday, releasing a list of backers heavy on union leaders and community organizers and light on elected officials.
To unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, challengers...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:12 PM
If you're Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and you're running for mayor, this is how you take down Mayor Rahm Emanuel:
You and the other candidates in the race get just enough votes to deny Rahm the 50 percent-plus-one vote count he'll need to win outright in...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raked in another $533,000 for his re-election run, almost all of it thanks to the fact that the state's campaign contribution limits don't apply to the mayor's race.
Much of Emanuel's latest campaign haul, reported to state...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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 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...