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Rahm Emanuel’s battle with teachers union souring his political future

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been locked in an escalating grudge match with the Chicago Teachers Union over his efforts to close and consolidate several underutilized schools in the city. The CTU has aggressively fought the  move, which would reduce the number of teachers and therefore the union’s power.  That’s part of the reason for the fight. The other is that Emanuel and...