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Karen Lewis

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  • 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...
  • Garcia seeks support among black voters in Chicago mayor's race

    Garcia seeks support among black voters in Chicago mayor's race
    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...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia wants Rahm in the deep waters of an April runoff
    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...
  • Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off

    Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off
    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...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term

     Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term
    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....
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off his re-election campaign

     Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off his re-election campaign
    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...
  • Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    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....
  • Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor in new video

    Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor in new video
    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...