- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - The president of the Chicago Teachers Union is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in the area of the brain where a tumor was removed in October 2014.

Karen Lewis says she suffered the stroke last week, adding that she is going to be OK. She is calling the episode a “minor setback” in her recovery from a malignant brain tumor.

The 64-year-old Lewis said Tuesday she will need rehabilitation treatments to strengthen her weakened left side, and hoped to start therapy soon.


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Lewis says she will continue to work despite facing a difficult recovery.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has a rocky history with Lewis, says he has been in touch with her and sent her some matzo ball soup.



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