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Teachers Union Boss Karen Lewis to Campaign at Logan Square Bar

By Victoria Johnson | April 3, 2013 8:56am | Updated on April 3, 2013 11:36am

LOGAN SQUARE —  Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis will be speaking at Weegee's Lounge in Logan Square April 11 as part of a fundraiser for her union caucus.

The fiery labor leader and her group, Caucus of Rank-and-File Educators, are seeking re-election in the May 17 CTU vote and will be at Weegee's, 3659 W. Armitage Ave., to raise money for their campaign efforts.

Weegee's owner and longtime neighborhood activist, Alex Huebner, said he is looking forward to hosting Lewis, who has garnered a reputation nationally for standing toe-to-toe with the equally irascible Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the Chicago teachers strike and the school-closings debate.

"I'm at a total loss of what the mayor's been doing about the schools thing," Huebner said, which is why he said he was happy to host the event.

"I believe that Karen brings a voice to people that have no voice," he said. "She's bringing forward a discussion that I don't think anyone else is bringing forward."

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the CORE website for a suggested donation of $30, $40 or $50.