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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Teen Shot, Killed by Chicago Police Officer

Teen Shot, Killed by Chicago Police Officer

Officers said boy, 17, lunged at officers with a knife after they responded to a call about a person breaking into cars.

Families "Heartbroken" After 7 Bodies Found in Indiana

Families "Heartbroken" After 7 Bodies Found in Indiana

The mother of a woman whose body was among seven found in Indiana this weekend called her daughter a "fighter."

Ill. Family in Voluntary Quarantine Over Ebola Fear

Ill. Family in Voluntary Quarantine Over Ebola Fear

A Rock Island family is in a voluntary quarantine after a family member arrived there from Liberia, officials said.

Man Charged in Death of Woman Found in Hammond

Man Charged in Death of Woman Found in Hammond

The man arrested in connection with the deaths of seven women whose bodies were found this weekend across northwest Indiana has been charged in the first woman's murder.

4 Chicago Hospitals to Care for Potential Ebola Patients

4 Chicago Hospitals to Care for Potential Ebola Patients

Four Chicago hospitals have agreed to take on the responsibility of caring for Ebola patients if the deadly virus emerges in the city.

Illinois Cub Scouts Burned in Chemical Explosion

Illinois Cub Scouts Burned in Chemical Explosion

Explosion occurred when they mixed boric acid and anti-freeze in a metal fire pit with the intention of making a green flame.