| 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!!!!!!"
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:57 AM
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:...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:44 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 10:40 AM
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,...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 3:47 AM
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....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The new leader of the Los Angeles teachers union signaled a more militant stance toward the school district, including the possibility of a strike, at a national teachers union convention held downtown this weekend.
Alex Caputo-Pearl, who took office...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:22 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle declared Tuesday that she won’t run for mayor, leaving union and community groups angry over Chicago’s violent crime, school closings and teetering finances searching for a credible candidate to...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:31 AM
“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....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:05 PM
I spoke to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis after she landed in Hawaii on Tuesday afternoon, just after Rahm Emanuel became the happiest mayor in Chicago.
The news that made the Rahmfather smile? Not Lewis being thousands of miles away in...