Karen Lewis

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3 Dec, 2014

Returns to work

Lewis returnsKaren Lewis post cancer scare to her post as Chicago Teachers Union President on a part-time basis less than two months after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.


31 Oct, 2014

Endorses Garcia

Lewis endorses Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the run for mayor of Chicago against incumbent Rahm Emanuel.

Chicago needs a mayor who has the moral courage to do what’s right for all of the city. That is why I’m throwing my full support behind Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia. Chuy is a committed and effective public servant and has been for the last 30 years. Chuy is a consensus builder and a man of the people.

Karen Lewis Endorses Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago

13 Oct, 2014

Has brain tumor; won’t run for mayor

Lewis undergoes emergency surgery after the discovery of a cancerous brain tumor. The Chicago Teachers Union says she is resting comfortably and recovering from her surgery. In a statement, Jhatayn “Jay” Travis, coordinator of the Karen Lewis Exploratory Committee says that Lewis has decided to not pursue a mayoral bid.

Yet she charges us to continue fighting for strong neighborhood schools, safe communities, and good jobs for everyone.

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