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Karen Lewis

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  • June: A month rich in Moutza contenders, 'dead broke' or otherwise

    June: A month rich in Moutza contenders, 'dead broke' or otherwise
    Who wins June's coveted Moutza of the Month? Competition was so intense that agitated readers started a Moutza Fight Club on social media while nominating the contenders. But the last thing America needs is an angry posse of Moutza nominators...
  • Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...
  • School drama rings true for Chicago Teachers Union president

    School drama rings true for Chicago Teachers Union president
    Three former schoolteachers, with a combined 70-some years in the Chicago Public Schools, sat on folding chairs for a recent production of a play set in a fictional Chicago high school that is slated for closure. They were not the first, nor would they be...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
  • CPS announces layoffs of more than 1,100

    CPS announces layoffs of more than 1,100
    Roughly 1,100 Chicago Public Schools employees are being laid off, among them 550 teachers whose jobs were cut because of declining enrollment, officials said Thursday. The teachers who were laid off are eligible to reapply for jobs elsewhere in CPS,...
  • Karen Lewis to be 'very active' in mayoral election, has no preferred candidate

    Karen Lewis to be 'very active' in mayoral election, has no preferred candidate
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said today that the union would be “very active” in next year’s mayoral election, but offered little insight into efforts to recruit a challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Underscoring her long...
  • 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...
  • Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid

    Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid
    Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
  • 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...
  • 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...