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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Lineup Changes Questioned in Hawks Loss

Lineup Changes Questioned in Hawks Loss

Joel Quenneville's decision to insert Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom into the lineup Thursday night has generated a great deal of controversy after the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-1 Game 3 loss to Anaheim.

Man Stabbed, Bludgeoned Mother to Death: Cops

Man Stabbed, Bludgeoned Mother to Death: Cops

A Chicago man is accused of stabbing and bludgeoning his mother to death and hitting his brother with a hammer before trying to run him over during a fight, police said.

Chicago Suburb Named Safest City in America

Chicago Suburb Named Safest City in America

A Chicago suburb has been named the safest city in America, according to a new report.

Teen Charged in "Ambush" Shooting of 7-Year-Old

Teen Charged in "Ambush" Shooting of 7-Year-Old

Elijah Dace, 7, was shot in the shoulder as he walked in Morgan Park on Wednesday.

Mansion Murder Suspect Captured in Washington

Mansion Murder Suspect Captured in Washington

The man suspected of brutally killing a family of three and their housekeeper in a northwest Washington, D.C., mansion last week was arrested late Thursday night in a traffic stop across town, capping a manhunt...

Rauner to Introduce Part of "Turnaround Agenda"

Rauner to Introduce Part of "Turnaround Agenda"

Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to introduce legislation Friday to advance a scaled-back version of the pro-business agenda he's been pushing across Illinois for months, setting up another potential showdown with...