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Karen Lewis Returns to Work Part-Time After Health Concerns

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    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has returned to her post on a part-time basis less than two months after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, officials said.

    The former mayoral contender was present at a CTU house of delegates meeting Wednesday, but spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said she returned to work Monday with her modified schedule.

    Lewis had emergency surgery in October after she was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.

    She was considered a strong candidate to challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015 municipal elections but ultimately decided not to run following the diagnosis. She later endorsed candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

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