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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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Officials Estimate Cost of Search Following False Tip

Officials Estimate Cost of Search Following False Tip

Officials estimate that search efforts following a false tip surrounding the manhunt for a slain Fox Lake officer's killers Wednesday night cost at least $75,000.

Emanuel to Call for Major Property Tax Hike: Report

Emanuel to Call for Major Property Tax Hike: Report

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to call for the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history as part of a plan to raise money for a pension payment for police and firefighters next year, according to a...

Mugshots Released of Men Charged in Flight Altercation

Mugshots Released of Men Charged in Flight Altercation

Six men face federal charges after they allegedly caused a disturbance on a Southwest Airlines flight to Chicago, prompting the plane to be diverted to a Texas airport.

Storms Possible Ahead of Hot, Humid Labor Day Weekend

Storms Possible Ahead of Hot, Humid Labor Day Weekend

Isolated thunderstorms are possible in parts of the Chicago area Thursday ahead of a dry, hot Labor Day weekend.

Judge Orders Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages to Jail

Judge Orders Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages to Jail

A federal judge has ordered a defiant Kentucky clerk to jail on Thursday after she defied the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling by refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, NBC News...

Woman Lied About Suspicious Men Near Fox Lake: Police

Woman Lied About Suspicious Men Near Fox Lake: Police

A suburban woman allegedly lied to police when she reported seeing two suspicious men in a far northern suburb, prompting a massive police response as authorities continue their search for three suspects in the...