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  • Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana

    Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.” The mayor's comments came...
  • City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel

    City watchdog may get oversight of public buildings panel
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a plan Tuesday to give Inspector General Joseph Ferguson oversight of the Public Building Commission, taking a step toward honoring a pledge he made during his 2011 election campaign to give the inspector general's...
  • Ineffective, inarticulate and out-of-touch

    A chemistry teacher and Chicago Teachers Union leader who earns more the $200,000 a year, owns three homes, lead the CPS into their first strike in more than 20 years for a 30 percent salary increase and focuses only on Chicago Public Schools rather...
  • Emanuel and a puppy-kicking CEO vie for Moutza

    Emanuel and a puppy-kicking CEO vie for Moutza
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — who is Mayor Rahm Emanuel's worst nightmare — just loves the Moutza of the Month column. And today is the day we award the Moutza of the Month for August. So get your hands ready, with the...
  • CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school

    CPS students -- and politicians -- head back to school
    More than 400,000 students headed back to Chicago public schools today, and many had politicians on hand to welcome them to class. The time-honored tradition of officials ringing school bells on the first day of the year takes on added importance for...
  • Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'

    Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'
    Ald. Robert Fioretti today launched his campaign for mayor, declaring that all Mayor Rahm Emanuel had delivered to Chicagoans was “tough luck.”   Before a half-filled gymnasium of about 150 people at East-West University in the South Loop,...
  • Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel

    Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel
    As he sat recently on a stage under bright lights waiting to do a television interview, Ald. Bob Fioretti tugged on his necktie, the knot neatly propped up by a tie bar under his collar. He adjusted his earpiece, and a producer asked him if he was ready....
  • Karen Lewis puts $40,000 of own money into mayoral bid

    Karen Lewis puts $40,000 of own money into mayoral bid
    For weeks, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has said she is seriously considering a run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel. On Monday Lewis offered what she said is proof: $40,000 of her own money. Lewis reported that contribution to her political...
  • Lewis' new photo says she's running for mayor

     Lewis' new photo says she's running for mayor
    Take a look at the new Twitter avatar that Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis posted last week, then tell me she's not running for mayor. The avatar is the little image — usually a portrait — that appears prominently on a user's...
  • Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid

    Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid
    NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
  • 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....