The news comes after a Sunday poll showing Lewis ahead of Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.
Recently in Chicago Category
July 16, 2014
June 27, 2014
Steadily declining enrollment in the nation's third largest school system has prompted officials there to reduce both teaching and nonteaching staff members.
April 24, 2014
A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.
August 26, 2013
More than 12,000 Chicago students are attending different schools this year after city leaders closed nearly 50 elementary schools earlier this year.
August 26, 2013
After shutting down almost 50 elementary schools, the city's education leaders face a big test of safety and order on the first day of classes.
August 13, 2013
Thousands of students will attend different schools when classes begin Aug. 26 after their home schools were shuttered in a wave of closures meant to help fill a $1 billion budget deficit.
August 01, 2013
A judge in Cook County, Ill., has denied a motion to stop 10 of the district's 49 planned school closings this year.
July 19, 2013
District officials say a steep rise in pension costs is forcing them to eliminate jobs.
July 16, 2013
Two federal lawsuits are seeking to halt or delay the massive school closures as district officials forge ahead with their transition plans.
June 17, 2013
District and city officials announce a slate of service requests they have filled to make transition to new school assignments safer for students.