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  • 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....
  • Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches

    Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches
    Nearly four months before voters will decide whether he gets a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday night began to detail what his re-election campaign will look like. The mayor plans to give five policy speeches for what he hopes will be...
  • Karen Lewis says thank you to well-wishers, leaves hospital

    Karen Lewis says thank you to well-wishers, leaves hospital
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has been released from the hospital and is resting at home, a union spokeswoman said Wednesday. “She told me she was at home and doing well,” union spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said in an e-mail....
  • With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim

    With Lewis out, prospects for robust debate dim
    Side by side across the top of Page 6 of Tuesday's Tribune were a pair of stories in sad juxtaposition. On the left was an article summarizing new research from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity headlined, "School study pans charters'...
  • Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source

    Brain tumor keeps Karen Lewis out of mayor race: source
    Karen Lewis, the controversial, combative and charismatic leader of the Chicago Teachers Union, will not run for mayor, significantly boosting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chances to win re-election next year. The decision by Lewis comes after she was...
  • Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent

    Emanuel wants meat puppets, not dissent
    Dissent is the ugliest word in politics, if you're the mayor of Chicago. Mayors don't want independent thinkers. Chicago mayors want meat puppets, the kind that take direction and do tricks for biscuits. And that's why the news Monday that Chicago...
  • Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents

    Lewis' mystery ailment clouds outlook for Emanuel opponents
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis' illness is serious enough for her to temporarily relinquish leadership of the union, officials said Thursday, but a lack of details on her condition makes it difficult to determine if her health will derail...
  • Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...

    Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...
    Dear Karen Lewis, Just between you and us: Remember your last visit with the Tribune Editorial Board, on May 7? You were full of pepper and vinegar. You said that "on a scale of 1 to 10," your Chicago Teachers Union would deliver a "15" effort to...
  • Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'

    Union: CTU president has 'serious illness'
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis underwent surgery on Wednesday and “has a serious illness,” said union Vice President Jesse Sharkey, who at a news conference Thursday offered no further details on Lewis’ health. Sharkey said...
  • CTU may offer details today on Karen Lewis' health

    CTU may offer details today on Karen Lewis' health
    The Chicago Teachers Union has scheduled a news conference Thursday to discuss the health of union president Karen Lewis, four days after she was hospitalized for an undisclosed malady that has raised questions about her potential challenge to Mayor...
  • Tough CTU boss should come clean about health

    Tough CTU boss should come clean about health
    If you follow politics in this crooked city of tribes, you know that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — the woman tough enough to back Mayor Rahm Emanuel down — has taken ill. We're told she's been in the hospital since Sunday,...