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.
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.
Wednesday marks the beginning of school closings in Chicago, with 28 elementary schools preparing for their final day of class before they close for good.
A day before the first set of school closings was set to begin, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had some harsh words about how the Chicago Public Schools are funded and managed, blaming much of the district’s problems on racism.
Chicago teachers are taking to the streets staging protest rallies and marches for three days over the mayor’s plans to close more than fifty schools, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The Chicago Teachers’ Union has re-elected Karen Lewis to another term as president with over 80 percent of the rank-and-file vote.
As the plan to close more than 50 Chicago Public Schools moves forward, the head of the Chicago Teachers Union said she has numerous examples of what can go wrong, and has gone wrong with previous school closings and consolidations.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed unfazed Tuesday by word that the Chicago Teachers Union plans to work to oust him from office in the next city election.
In the face of the Chicago Public Schools’ plans to close more than 50 schools this year, the Chicago Teachers Union said Monday it would be making a push to run a candidate against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in two years.
To hear Chicago Teacher’s Union President Karen Lewis tell it, we should believe nothing that the mayor and school officials say about the plan to close more than fifty schools. She spoke at the Rainbow-Push Coalition this morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A few ways teachers can take that crushing anguish they’ve acquired while fighting for their communities and relieve it just the tiniest bit.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel staunchly defended his administration’s plan to close more than 50 schools, as well as the head of the Chicago Public Schools, as thousands planned to gather downtown to protest school closings.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis was drawing fire Tuesday over comments made in a speech last month, after a YouTube video surfaced of her jokingly saying “off with their heads” about the wealthy.
The head of the Chicago Public School system said Friday that the District needs more time to decide how many schools might have to close next school year, and to get the public involved in making the decisions.
A day after Jean-Claude Brizard stepped down as head of the Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said she thinks Mayor Rahm Emanuel set up Brizard for failure.
Chicago Public Schools students were back in class after seven missed days Wednesday, as the teachers’ strike has come to an end.