Covering Chicago's Back-to-School Season

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 12:21 PM CDT

First-Grader's Hair Caught in Fan Handed Out by CPS

First-Grader's Hair Caught in Fan Handed Out by CPS

The Chicago Public Schools, in an attempt to help cool down students in this week’s unseasonable heat, reportedly distributed more than 36,000 tiny portable fans and cost one first-grader a good chunk of hair.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 01:12 PM CDT

CPS Moves Official Student Headcount Date

CPS Moves Official Student Headcount Date

In a change from previous years, and in a move that pleases the Chicago Teachers Union, district officials used Monday, the 10th day of classes, to determine the official headcount of each school.

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 11:27 AM CDT

Two Shot Near South Side Elementary School

Two Shot Near South Side Elementary School

Police say a van rolled up to an intersection near Austin Sexton School and fired shots at two people.

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 01:20 PM CDT

Second Attempted Abduction Reported Near Charter School

Second Attempted Abduction Reported Near Charter School

Girl was approached while walking to school with her young brothers.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 10:45 PM CDT

Mom: Bus Driver Left Kids Miles From Home

Mom: Bus Driver Left Kids Miles From Home

Yaney Perez's two children last Wednesday were supposed to be dropped off at Galapagos Elementary Charter School, near their home. Instead, the school bus driver left the kids at another school two miles away.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 02:45 PM CDT

Communications Tower Falls Near Safe Passage Route

Communications Tower Falls Near Safe Passage Route

Fallen tower seen dangling from a building on West Side

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Severe T-Storm Warning in Effect for Chicago Counties

Severe T-Storm Warning in Effect for Chicago Counties

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for McHenry, Cook and Lake counties in Illinois and Lake County in Indiana.

1 Dead, Many Injured After Tent Collapses in Wood Dale

1 Dead, Many Injured After Tent Collapses in Wood Dale

One person has died and several others were injured after a tent collapsed in west suburban Wood Dale during Sunday's severe weather.

Lollapalooza Moves Remaining Performances to Earlier Start Times

Lollapalooza Moves Remaining Performances to Earlier Start Times

Lollapalooza was temporarily evacuated due to severe weather Sunday afternoon.

No Injuries Reported After Dome Collapses in Rosemont

No Injuries Reported After Dome Collapses in Rosemont

A dome at a ballpark in a northwest suburb of Chicago collapsed during severe weather Sunday while a game was supposed to be underway.

Police Identify Suspect in Fatal Memphis Officer Shooting

Police Identify Suspect in Fatal Memphis Officer Shooting

Police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, authorities said Sunday. The suspect remains at large and a warrant for first degree murder has been issued for his arrest...

DNR: Body Matching Description of Missing Woman Recovered

DNR: Body Matching Description of Missing Woman Recovered

A body matching the description of missing 20-year-old suburban woman Chase Froese has been recovered two days after she disappeared underwater while swimming with friends.d.