Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis3 posts
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.

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.

Do you love news? Help us add and summarize the world's news. Find out more