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Hyde Park »

Lewis said she felt good, called attack "a minor setback in my recovery from brain cancer."

Edgebrook »

Schools are $9 billion in debt, and the union blames CEO Forrest Claypool and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Beverly »

Chicago schools are in the midst of a massive budget crisis, and the union blames CEO Forrest Claypool.

Wicker Park »

Teachers won't walk out of class, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said.

Pilsen »

"At this point these are cries of desperation. Hear our pleas," said CTU President Karen Lewis.

Ravenswood »

The rank-and-file "tentatively" ratified a four-year contract, according to a statement from the union.

Chinatown »

The rank-and-file will decide whether to ratify an agreement that averted a teachers strike.

Chinatown »

A last-minute tentative agreement reached Oct. 10 averted the second teachers strike in four years.

Edison Park »

 Claypool has "earned the contempt" of parents and teachers, CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey said.

Near West Side »

CTU and CPS officials reached an agreement minutes before the midnight strike deadline.   

Sauganash »

The tentative, four-year accord averts the district's second strike in four years.

River North »

"We want no cuts to our pay and benefits," CTU President Karen Lewis said.

Archer Heights »

UNO teachers planned a Thursday rally to protest stalled contract talks.  

Chinatown »

The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates set the Oct. 11 deadline on Wednesday.

West Town »

But she's still ready to fight: "I know bad words, too," she said at a Girl Talk event Tuesday night.