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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.

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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Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student

Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student

A southwest suburban teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female student at the school where he taught, police said.

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Teen Charged in Mom's Bali Murder is Suicidal

Teen Charged in Mom's Bali Murder is Suicidal

There is a new concern about the pregnant Chicago teenager accused of killing her mother at a posh resort in Bali.

Company Gives Up One of Its Medical Marijuana Licenses

Company Gives Up One of Its Medical Marijuana Licenses

The first casualty in the Illinois Medical Marijuana contest is apparently official. Green Thumb Industries, which had obtained cultivation licenses in three Illinois districts, apparently decided to forfeit the...

Rep. Schock  Reimbursed Costs For Lavish Decor

Rep. Schock Reimbursed Costs For Lavish Decor

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records.

Saturday's Forecast: Partly Sunny

Saturday's Forecast: Partly Sunny

Check out the detailed NBC 5 weather forecast.