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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Rahm Visits Family of Slain 11-Year-Old Girl

Rahm Visits Family of Slain 11-Year-Old Girl

Mayor: "They are in our thoughts and prayers."

Smoke Diverts Chicago-Bound Southwest Plane to Columbus

Smoke Diverts Chicago-Bound Southwest Plane to Columbus

A Southwest Airlines bound for Chicago's Midway Airport was diverted to Columbus, Ohio Tuesday night after the crew received a smoke indication in the forward cargo hold.

Niles Leaders Approve Controversial Gun Shop, Range

Niles Leaders Approve Controversial Gun Shop, Range

The Niles Village Board voted Tuesday to approve a gun shop and firing range over the objections of some residents who feel it is too close to a couple of schools.

Driver Held on $1M Bond in Fatal I-55 Chain Reaction Crash

Driver Held on $1M Bond in Fatal I-55 Chain Reaction Crash

Police say a speeding truck entering stalled traffic in a construction zone caused a crash on I-55 that killed four people and injured four others.

Crash Victim Was Heading to Work on Day Off

Crash Victim Was Heading to Work on Day Off

Vicky Palacios, 54, of Coal City among five victims of dual crashes on Interstate 55.

Former Niles West, U of I Player Dies During Practice

Former Niles West, U of I Player Dies During Practice

Campus officials say a football player at Winona State University who recently transferred from Illinois has died while working out with teammates.