| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:22 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:32 PM
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......
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Nice tan, Mr. Mayor!
You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold.
But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:18 AM
In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games.
Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:57 AM
Although Chicago teachers have signed off on their new contract, the lingering anxiety about the future of the city's public education system surfaced Thursday as aldermen stepped up a call for hearings on potential school closings.
| Oct 4, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis called the overwhelming vote by teachers in favor of a contract agreement a victory, but said the union would continue to fight against school closing and the growth of privately-run charter schools.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:24 PM
The two sides in the Chicago teachers strike remained optimistic about a deal as they resumed contract talks today, but it appeared the earliest classes could resume would be Monday.
On a scale of 1-10, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis today acknowledged that the issue of impending school closings, coupled with the rapid opening of taxpayer-supported private schools known as "charters," are affecting negotiations, particularly the issue of...