Three months after surgery for a brain tumor forced her out of the race for mayor, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis spoke publicly for the first time about her disappointment that she won’t be taking on Mayor Rahm Emanuel next month.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, is seen in a video posted online Friday endorsing mayoral candidate Jesus Garcia.
A Chicago neurosurgeon says there are some warning signs to keep in mind, when trying to differentiate between a run-of-the-mill headache and something worse. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.
Karen Lewis will not be challenging Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral election, according to a statement by Lewis’ exploratory committee.
Lewis was hospitalized Sunday after feeling “discomfort,” but the union had been tight-lipped about what is ailing the potential mayoral candidate.
Chicago Teachers Union President and potential mayoral contender Karen Lewis has spent the past two nights in the hospital after feeling discomfort and lightheaded. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports CTU representatives were quick to shoot down rumors Lewis suffered a stroke.
CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin says Lewis, 61, is being evaluated at a local hospital “after experiencing discomfort Sunday evening.” Gadlin says it is not due to a stroke, as rumors have suggested.
Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day parade in Little Village could feature a preview of next year’s race for mayor of Chicago.
On the first day of school for CPS, Karen Lewis praised new programs or policies which led to better test scores, graduation rates and especially student safety, but claimed they were started long before Mayor Emanuel took office.
At one Chicago public high school, there was no stampede when the bell rang today and no line at the door. In fact, there were only 12 students.
Potential mayoral candidates Alderman Bob Fioretti and CTU President Karen Lewis are holding events to assess interest in a potential run.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
She’s not filed any papers or formed any formal committees. But when pressed, Karen Lewis admits that behind the scenes, there’s plenty going on. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
The results of a new public opinion poll show Mayor Rahm Emanuel may not be in as much trouble with voters as some thought and that CTU President Karen Lewis’ strength may have been overstated, though she disagrees.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has ruled out challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral election.
For months, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has said she’s considering a run for mayor. Now she has taken another step toward jumping in the race.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) said the coalition of political and business leaders who attended a meeting he organized Wednesday to discuss strategies to quell street violence will make the latest efforts the most effective yet.
The Chicago Teachers’ Union is demanding that CPS close all schools due to the extreme cold that is forecast for Monday.
Now that state lawmakers have taken the tough step of passing state pension reform, what does it mean for Chicago? CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains.
“When Karen was ill, I sent her a note to say ‘I wish you well. I wish you a happy, healthy new year as well,’ and that I look forward to – when she feels better – to actually have a good conversation,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.