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Mon Oct 13, 2014, 10:04 PM

Karen Lewis has brain tumor, not running for mayor

Last edited Mon Oct 13, 2014, 10:36 PM - Edit history (1)

Peace and healing vibes. http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/karen-lewis-has-brain-tumor-not-running-mayor/mon-10132014-501pm#bmb=1



Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who just pulled out of mayoral contention, is suffering from a cancerous brain tumor that was diagnosed shortly after she experienced a severe headache last week.

As a result, Lewis underwent a five-hour surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she is scheduled to undergo a regimen of chemotherapy and radiation, according to a source close to Lewis.

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The feisty 61-year-old CTU leader will not run for mayor, Jay Travis, the head of her mayoral exploratory committee said in a statement Monday.

“Karen Lewis has decided to not pursue a mayoral bid,” Travis said. “Yet she charges us to continue fighting for strong neighborhood schools, safe communities and good jobs for everyone.

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Reply Karen Lewis has brain tumor, not running for mayor (Original post)
Starry Messenger Oct 2014 OP
merrily Oct 2014 #1
lunasun Oct 2014 #2
Starry Messenger Oct 2014 #3
rhett o rick Oct 2014 #4
littlemissmartypants Oct 2014 #5
MontyPow Oct 2014 #6
knitter4democracy Oct 2014 #7
whathehell Oct 2014 #8
femmocrat Oct 2014 #9

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 10:06 PM

1. Rec for visiblity. How awful and sad. nt

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 10:35 PM

2. Here is a local story link very sad

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Response to lunasun (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 10:36 PM

3. Oops, that's the one.

Edited to include it in the OP. Thank you!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 11:14 PM

4. Very sorry to hear. I wish her the best. nm

 

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 11:30 PM

5. Soft landing to her and those she loves.

Exceptionally sad.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 11:32 PM

6. This is just terrible news, her brain tumor.

 

I hope they caught it early!

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Oct 13, 2014, 11:47 PM

7. Oh, that makes my heart hurt.

She is a hero, and now this?! Prayers for healing.

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Response to knitter4democracy (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 12:55 AM

8. Agreed, I'm so sorry to hear this..I wish her well, was hoping she'd run for mayor.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Tue Oct 14, 2014, 08:23 AM

9. I'm so sorry to learn about this.

Sending her best wishes and DU vibes.

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