| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Out of nowhere nearly two weeks ago, Democrats for Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election, issued a news release demanding that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis step down from her job if...
| Sep 29, 2014
As the heat rises between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, the state of Chicago public education has come under the stage lights in a trifecta of new plays this past year. I missed both Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy" with...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Qualified graduates of Chicago's public high schools will be eligible for a free ride at one of the city's seven community colleges under a scholarship program announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:52 AM
The gathering at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall on Tuesday night had the feel of a campaign event: a jam-packed room, drinks flowing, soul music blaring and a raucous crowd cheering.
There was only one thing missing from the event, dubbed “A...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:39 PM
It's been a long time since readers had their writes. And this is a good time for it. So let's begin.
Re: Moutza. Is it pronounced "mootza" or "mowtza"? And what on earth does "blow right here" mean, anyway? George Paterson
Dear George — Mowtza?...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.
Facing concerns over crime, education...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today suggested that the sharp dissatisfaction Chicago voters showed toward him in a new Chicago Tribune poll is tied to a sluggish economy, making no mention of his controversial decision to close dozens of schools or the city’...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:09 AM
After a teachers strike, school closings and widespread budget cuts, city voters are increasingly frustrated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of Chicago Public Schools, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.
Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday refused to close the door on a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but said it could be months before she decides.
Lewis, just back from vacation, said she expects to begin working toward collecting...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Apparently refreshed from her Hawaiian vacation, Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, used the French Revolution as metaphor today in talking about Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
On my WLS-AM radio show, Lewis said she envisions a "tale of two...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says there is a 50/50 she's running for mayor. The current occupant of the office, Rahm Emanuel, is sitting on a reported $7 million (at least) war chest. As a cartoonist I say: "RUN, KAREN, RUN!!!!!!"