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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.

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2 More Charged in Shooting That Killed 2, Including Toddler
2 More Charged in Shooting That Killed 2, Including Toddler

Two more people were charged in connection with the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy and a man on Chicago’s West Side, authorities confirmed Friday.

Person in Custody After Bomb Threat at Trump Tower
Person in Custody After Bomb Threat at Trump Tower

One person was in custody after police responded to a bomb threat at Trump Tower in dowtnown Chicago Friday afternoon, authorities confirmed.

Javier Baez Unveils New Tattoo Ahead of Cubs' Spring Opener
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Durbin to Trump: Stop Tweeting, Offer Resources to Chicago
Durbin to Trump: Stop Tweeting, Offer Resources to Chicago

Sen. Dick Durbin slammed President Donald Trump Friday following his latest tweet about Chicago violence, urging the president to step away from the keyboard and provide federal resources to aid the city.

Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media
Outlets Barred From WH Briefing After Trump Assails Media

News organizations including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining an informal, on-the-record White House press briefing Friday. The Associated Press chose not to participate in the briefing after White House press secretary Sean Spicer restricted the number of journalists included. Typically, the daily briefing is televised and open to all news organizations credentialed to cover the White House. "The AP believes the public should have as much access to the president as possible," Lauren Easton, the AP's director of media relations, said in a statement. On Friday, hours after President Donald Trump delivered a speech blasting the media, Spicer invited only a pool of news organizations that represents and shares reporting with the larger press corps. He also invited several other major news outlets, as well as smaller organizations including the conservative Washington Times, One America News Network and Breitbart

Rauner: Illinoisans Shouldn't Get Obama’s Birthday Off
Rauner: Illinoisans Shouldn't Get Obama’s Birthday Off

Gov. Bruce Rauner told reporters Thursday that Illinois should have a state holiday honoring President Barack Obama’s birthday, but he doesn’t think people should get the day off work to celebrate.