Chicago Teacher's Union President and potential mayoral contender in 2015 Karen Lewis has boosted her own fundraising efforts.
Lewis Monday revealed that she had loaned her own campaign $40,000.
She told the Sun Times that the loan is meant as a billboard to let people know she is in fact raising money ahead of a run for mayor.
"It's a sign that I'm trying to raise money," Lewis told the paper. "People have to see that we're trying to raise money now. We have to do all kinds of other things."
Staffers took to the streets on Monday to begin collecting petitions for Lewis to make it onto the ballot.