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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Bears Legend Doug Buffone Dies at 70

Bears Legend Doug Buffone Dies at 70

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone passed away on Monday afternoon, according to several reports.

Darling Named Starting Goaltender in Game 4

Darling Named Starting Goaltender in Game 4

The Chicago Blackhawks will stick with goaltender Scott Darling in net on Tuesday evening when they take on the Nashville Predators in Game 4.

Chicago Detective Not Guilty in Off-Duty Fatal Shooting

Chicago Detective Not Guilty in Off-Duty Fatal Shooting

A Chicago police officer accused of shooting and killing a woman when he fired his gun into a crowd three years ago was found not guilty Monday on all counts.

Interim CPS CEO Makes Changes on First Day in Office

Interim CPS CEO Makes Changes on First Day in Office

The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools revealed plans to terminate a multi-million no-bid contract “if any wrongdoing is found” by federal investigators.

Biden to Speak on Sexual Violence at U of I Thursday

Biden to Speak on Sexual Violence at U of I Thursday

Vice President Joe Biden will speak Thursday on the campus of University of Illinois about the White House prevention program called “It’s On Us.”

Cops Bust Up Alleged Fencing Operation

Cops Bust Up Alleged Fencing Operation

Authorities said they recovered about $40,000 worth of stolen baby powder, razor blades, over-the-counter meds and other stolen goods.