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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2 Passengers From Liberia Hospitalized In Chicago

2 Passengers From Liberia Hospitalized In Chicago

Two people traveling from Liberia are being evaluated at Chicago hospitals after they became ill on separate flights landing at O’Hare Airport Tuesday.

Coroner Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Indiana Victims

Coroner Seeks Public's Help in Identifying Indiana Victims

The Lake County coroner is asking for the public's help in identifying two more women whose bodies were among seven found in Indiana over the weekend.

Family Holds Vigil For Victim of Suspected Serial Killer

Family Holds Vigil For Victim of Suspected Serial Killer

Family and friends of Afrikka Hardy remembered her as a young woman with good intentions, saying she dreamed of one day running a daycare.

Man to President: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

Man to President: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

While taking part in Early Voting in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama was interrupted at his electronic polling station by a man with a lighthearted word-of-caution.

Suspected Serial Killer Used Website to Meet Victim

Suspected Serial Killer Used Website to Meet Victim

Murder victim Afrikka Hardy’s ad on Backpage.com is one of thousands posted daily to the website offering sex for money.

Investigators: Secret Service Use "Problematic"

Investigators: Secret Service Use "Problematic"

A new government investigation questions a Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of an employee embroiled in a...