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Karen Lewis

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  • CPS budget hearings tonight may be heated

    CPS budget hearings tonight may be heated
    Hearings this evening on the proposed budget for Chicago Public Schools figure to be no less heated than in past years, as critics line up to question plans that include more cuts to traditional neighborhood schools. The proposed $5.8-billion operating...
  • Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor

    Editorial: Preckwinkle's prose challenges candidates for governor and mayor
    “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” —Mario Cuomo, Democratic Party elder and former governor of New York. The 2014 race for governor of Illinois is set, and the 2015 race for mayor of Chicago is fast coming into focus....
  • 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....
  • Putting the Chicago Way on TV

    Putting the Chicago Way on TV
    There's a huge problem with that bizarre new TV reality show "Swab Stories" being shot in New York and Chicago. It's reportedly about volunteers getting their DNA tested. But what's so compelling about strangers having the inside of their mouths...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions

    Emanuel, legislative leaders meet to discuss city pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently met with the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly to discuss major shortfalls in the city's employee pension funds that could blow a huge hole in next year's city and Chicago Public Schools budgets. A spokeswoman for...
  • CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools

    CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools
    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...
  • 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...
  • CSO's search to replace Deborah Rutter

    CSO's search to replace Deborah Rutter
    Much has changed inside and outside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since Deborah Rutter — then Deborah Card — moved from running the Seattle Symphony to becoming CSO Association president in 2003. She inherited an organization that was...