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Karen Lewis

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  • Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown

     Uneasy is the hothead that wears the crown
    On his third anniversary as king of Chicago, who would Mayor Rahm Emanuel choose as his opponent in the upcoming mayoral election? He'd want someone easy, some punchy Democratic regular white-ethnic, a guy with baggage, who wouldn't push too hard and...
  • CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools

    CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools
    While Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday approved just seven of 17 proposals for new charter schools, the growth of privately run schools in the city remains on a pace sought by advocates. Five of the seven schools that got the go-ahead are...
  • Review: 'Chicagoland' gives Windy City a starring role

    A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below. The City of the Big Shoulders — stormy, husky, brawling, wrecking, planning, building, breaking, rebuilding, to use only words Carl Sandburg chose to describe Chicago — is the...
  • CNN's 'Chicagoland' balances Blackhawks joy with violence fears

    CNN's 'Chicagoland' balances Blackhawks joy with violence fears
    "It's playoff time again in this sports-loving city," says narrator/co-writer Mark Konkol at the beginning of episode two of the eight-part CNN series "Chicagoland." And though you will see all sorts of whooping-hollering-shot-drinking euphoria during...
  • CNN's 'Chicagoland' captures flashes of anger in first episode

    CNN's 'Chicagoland' captures flashes of anger in first episode
    And so it begins, with the voice of our mayor — "You want to see America you come to the heartland, and what is the capital of the heartland?" — and images of our city, the first of eight — that's right, eight — episodes of a...
  • Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions

    Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently met with the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly to discuss major shortfalls in the city's employee pension funds that could blow a huge hole in next year's city and Chicago Public Schools budgets. A spokeswoman for...
  • CSO's search to replace Deborah Rutter

    CSO's search to replace Deborah Rutter
    Much has changed inside and outside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since Deborah Rutter — then Deborah Card — moved from running the Seattle Symphony to becoming CSO Association president in 2003. She inherited an organization that was...
  • College student plans to run for Chicago mayor

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Rumors about who might challenge Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 mayoral election have started to circulate, with mentions of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and a handful of...
  • Run, Karen, run!

     
    CTU boss should enter the 2015 race for mayor Friday's print column Q: Looking at your headline, the obvious question is, "Really?" Do you really think Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis would be a good mayor? A: The headline......
  • Common Sense Caucus Episode 5

     
    Guest co-host Carol Felsenthal and I discuss the early stages of the Chicago mayoral election -- one year from today! -- and whether CTU president Karen Lewis should run (and we reveal the results of our Common Sense poll on......
  • Unions rally against Emanuel pension changes at Capitol

    Unions rally against Emanuel pension changes at Capitol
    SPRINGFIELD — More than 1,000 Chicago-based union members flooded the Capitol Wednesday to decry Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for legislation to scale back city government worker pensions. The rally was a symbolic show of force, given that a...