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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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About 50 Displaced After Fire at Woodstock Apartment Complex
About 50 Displaced After Fire at Woodstock Apartment Complex

Dozens of families were displaced when a massive fire destroyed an apartment building in far northwest suburban Woodstock early Saturday, officials said.

14 Shot, 1 Fatally, in First 15 Hours of Weekend Violence
14 Shot, 1 Fatally, in First 15 Hours of Weekend Violence

A person was killed and 13 were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the first 15 hours of the weekend.

Man Charged With Injuring Chicago Police Officer in Chase
Man Charged With Injuring Chicago Police Officer in Chase

A man has been charged with injuring a Chicago police officer while allegedly driving away from a traffic stop early Saturday on the city's West Side.

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Arrests, Clashes at 'Make America Great Again' Rallies
Arrests, Clashes at 'Make America Great Again' Rallies

Thousands gathered Saturday in cities and towns across the U.S. for planned events in support of President Donald Trump. Most of the events also drew smaller crowds of anti-Trump demonstrators, which resulted in some arrests and altercations. An event in Orange County in Southern California drew around 2,000 people and resulted in 6 arrests, police said, and 3 more were arrested at a rally near Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In Philadelphia, police stopped marchers short of their intended destination to avoid potential clashes with anti-Trump demonstrators. Events in Boston and on the Jersey Shore also drew crowds in support of, and against, the president.

Man Tried to Lure Girl Into Van at North Side Bus Stop: CPD
Man Tried to Lure Girl Into Van at North Side Bus Stop: CPD

Chicago police are looking for a man who tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into a van at a bus stop on the city's North Side.