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Division of labor: CTU wants Rahm out, but trade unions back him

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about new medical health biopharminnovatihub MATTER Tuesday it's locatibeing constructed Merchandise Mart. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the new medical, health and biopharma innovation hub, MATTER, Tuesday at it's location being constructed in the Merchandise Mart. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

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Updated: September 18, 2014 6:41AM



There’s no question where the Chicago Teachers Union as well as a coalition of community groups stand when it comes to Mayor Rahm Emanuel. They’re out for his head after he closed 50 schools, mostly in poor and minority communities.

But so far in Emanuel’s re-election efforts, organized labor is showing it isn’t rigid in its support — or opposition — to the mayor. . . READ MORE



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