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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Fioretti Endorses Emanuel for Mayor

Fioretti Endorses Emanuel for Mayor

Ald. Bob Fioretti announced his support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday in the form of an endorsement with about a week until Election Day.

Thousands Run in Shamrock Shuffle

Thousands Run in Shamrock Shuffle

Thousands of runners hit the streets of Chicago in their running shoes for the 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.

Alexi Pappas Takes First for Women in Shamrock Shuffle

Alexi Pappas Takes First for Women in Shamrock Shuffle

Elite runner Alexi Pappas took first place for women in the 2015 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Monday.

8K World Record Holder Stephen Sambu Wins Shamrock Shuffle

8K World Record Holder Stephen Sambu Wins Shamrock Shuffle

Stephen Sambu, the 8K world record holder from Kenya, finished the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle in first place.

2 Bodies Found at NYC Building Explosion Site

2 Bodies Found at NYC Building Explosion Site

Two bodies were found in the rubble Sunday at the site of the East Village explosion that sparked a massive fire and caused three buildings to collapse last week, according to officials. One body was discovered...

Cool and Rainy for Shamrock Shuffle

Cool and Rainy for Shamrock Shuffle

There will be a chance for rain when the race kicks off at 8:30 a.m., and the possibility for showers will increase throughout the morning and early afternoon.