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  • Lewis says she'll take months before deciding on Emanuel challenge

    Lewis says she'll take months before deciding on Emanuel challenge
    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...
  • Lewis considers 'tale of two cities' theme vs. Emanuel

    Lewis considers 'tale of two cities' theme vs. Emanuel
    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...
  • As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe

     As Karen Lewis chats up media, Rahm plays it safe
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had his photograph taken Thursday at various stops, where he officially cared about children and parks and lungs. But he didn't take any questions about city issues or any other questions, either. He would only allow images of himself...
  • Karen Lewis vs Rahm Emanuel

    Karen Lewis vs Rahm Emanuel
    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!!!!!!"
  • Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor

    Karen Lewis should enter race for Chicago mayor
    "Polls are a snapshot in time," said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11. It was the kind of thing political candidates like to say when various public opinion surveys offer conflicting assessments...
  • 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...
  • 9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common

    9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
  • Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers

    Potential Emanuel challenger looking for campaign staffers
    Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it. The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed Tuesday that he has hired a...
  • 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...
  • A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts

    A Chicago success: More diplomas, fewer dropouts
    So much of the debate on education in Chicago focuses on conflicts between teachers and district officials over test scores and educator evaluations. Or on the political squabbling between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen...
  • Emanuel allies send loyalty scorecard to aldermanic challengers

    A political fund backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has assembled a scorecard for would-be Chicago City Council candidates to gauge their views on key issues such as property taxes, public schools and the minimum wage. The six-question form was sent via email...