Chicago Teachers Union Vows Not To Re-Elect Emanuel Over School Closings

Source: Charles Thomas / ABC 7 Chicago

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the CEO of Chicago Public Schools are promoting what they say are the positives that will come from the finalized plan to close dozens of Chicago Public Schools. But will it cost the mayor politically?

The mayor says there will be benefits to closing under-utilized schools. But the head of the Chicago Teachers Union hopes this will motivate voters to elect a new mayor in 2015.

With 21 months until the February 2015 city elections, there is already a campaign underway to un-elect Mayor Emanuel.

Meanwhile, the mayor is not sitting still. He is on to the next phase of his controversial plan to close dozens of public schools.

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