Karen Lewis

Chicago Teachers Union Karen Lewis appears in a video posted online. (YouTube)

Karen Lewis Endorses Emanuel Opponent For Mayor

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.

10/31/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Reports Of Lewis’ Condition Raises Awareness About Brain Tumors

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.

10/14/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Ailing CTU President Not Running For Mayor Of Chicago

Karen Lewis will not be challenging Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral election, according to a statement by Lewis’ exploratory committee.

10/13/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (Credit: CBS)

CTU President Karen Lewis Has ‘Serious Illness,’ Vice President Will Replace Her For Now

Lewis was hospitalized Sunday after feeling “discomfort,” but the union had been tight-lipped about what is ailing the potential mayoral candidate.

10/09/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (Credit: CBS)

CTU President Karen Lewis Hospitalized, Union Denies Rumor Of Stroke

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.

10/07/2014

Karen Lewis

CTU President Karen Lewis In The Hospital: Union

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.

10/06/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Karen Lewis Says Fioretti’s Candidacy Will Have ‘No Bearing’ On Her Decision

Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day parade in Little Village could feature a preview of next year’s race for mayor of Chicago.

09/14/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (Credit: CBS)

Lewis Walking Fine Line Between Labor Leader And Potential Mayoral Candidate

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.

09/02/2014

Dyett High School. (Credit: CBS)

Handful Of Seniors Head Back To School For Final Year At Dyett High School

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.

09/02/2014

Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis “Seriously Considering” Mayoral Run

Potential mayoral candidates Alderman Bob Fioretti and CTU President Karen Lewis are holding events to assess interest in a potential run.

08/19/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Defends Fire Department Hiring Preference For CPS Grads

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/19/2014

Chicago Teacher's Union Votes To End Strike

Teachers Union President Still Considering Run Against Emanuel

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.

08/07/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses the union's plans to increase political activity, including seeking candidates to support in the race for mayor and alderman in 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis Not Discouraged By Trailing Emanuel In Poll

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.

07/29/2014

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses Chicago Public Schools plans to close about 50 schools at the end of the school year. (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Rules Out Mayoral Bid

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has ruled out challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral election.

07/15/2014

CTU President Karen Lewis; Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Lewis Forms Exploratory Committee To Weigh Run Against Emanuel

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.

07/15/2014

Rep. Bobby Rush

Rush: Jobs Key To Curbing Street Violence

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.

06/04/2014

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CPS Announces School Closings Due To Weather Following CTU Demands

The Chicago Teachers’ Union is demanding that CPS close all schools due to the extreme cold that is forecast for Monday.

01/05/2014

City Hall

What Does State Reform Mean For Chicago’s Pensions?

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.

12/04/2013

CTU President Karen Lewis; Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

On Strike Anniversary, Mayor Offers Olive Branch To Teachers Union Boss

“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.

09/11/2013

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks about education reform at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Opponents Want CTU’s Lewis To Run For Mayor

A group of activists has launched a grassroots effort to recruit Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.

09/03/2013

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