Emanuel Disavows 25% of School Kids, Says CTU

By Mary Ann Ahern Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012
Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teacher’s Union President, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have a testy relationship at best.

But it wasn’t always that way.

The two leaders met privately last year ahead of Emanuel’s inauguration. They went for dinner and to attend a dance — both are fans of the art form — and to develop a working relationship.

“We were both seeing who the other person was,” she said.

Lewis said she got her answer about Emanuel’s character rather quickly.