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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.

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SWAT Responding to 'Incident' on Chicago's West Side

SWAT Responding to 'Incident' on Chicago's West Side

SWAT teams were responding to an incident on Chicago’s West Side Monday morning.

Missing Baby Found Safe, Search for Mother Continues: Family

Missing Baby Found Safe, Search for Mother Continues: Family

Family members say an 11-month-old child who authorities believed may have been abducted from Streator, Illinois, along with his mother, was dropped off at a family friend's home over the weekend, but the search for the boy's mother continued early Monday morning.

Man Killed in Fire on Chicago's NW Side: Officials

Man Killed in Fire on Chicago's NW Side: Officials

An overnight fire left a person dead Monday at a home on Chicago’s Northwest Side and a Chicago family says the man killed was a homeless man they took in during a time of need.

Trump's First Month Packed With Tweets, Turmoil: Analysis

Trump's First Month Packed With Tweets, Turmoil: Analysis

Four weeks in, the man who says he inherited "a mess" at home and abroad is presiding over a White House that is widely described as itself being a mess. At a stunning pace, President Donald Trump has riled world leaders and frustrated allies. He was dealt a bruising legal blow on one of his signature policies. He lost his national security adviser and his pick for labour secretary to scandal. He's seen forces within his government push back against his policies and leak confidential information. All of this has played out amid a steady drip of revelations about an FBI investigation into his campaign's contacts with Russian intelligence officials. But Trump says his administration is running like a "fine-tuned machine."

Presidents Day Weekend Violence Across Chicago

Presidents Day Weekend Violence Across Chicago

Four people have been killed and at least 24 more wounded, including two 13-year-old boys, in Presidents Day weekend shootings across the city, according to Chicago Police.

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

Chicago's Unseasonable Warmth Continues to Break Records

For the third consecutive day, Chicago’s unseasonably high temperatures broke records on Sunday.