Chicago Teachers Union leader coming to Austin

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The head of the Chicago Teachers Union will be in Austin next week talking about education and other issues facing the city as she tests the waters for a potential mayoral run.

Citizen for Karen Lewis Campaign Port 090414CTU President Karen Lewis has been visiting neighborhoods across Chicago as she explores whether to challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 2015 election.

Lewis will speak from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at Destiny Worship Center, 5510 W. Chicago Ave.

The “listening and talking tour” began in August and has included stops in Beverly, Little Village and South Shore.

Others already in the race include Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd), former Ald. Robert Shaw and Amara Enyia, executive director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.


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