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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Dangerous Cold, Snow in Store for Valentine's Day Weekend

Dangerous Cold, Snow in Store for Valentine's Day Weekend

Looks like Valentine’s Day in the Chicago area will be a cold and snowy one.

Joe Caputo & Sons Closing Elk Grove Village Store Sunday: Report

Joe Caputo & Sons Closing Elk Grove Village Store Sunday: Report

A Joe Caputo & Sons grocery store located in the northwest suburbs will close its doors permanently Sunday after opening three months ago, according to a report.

Suburban Woman Wonders if Zika to Blame for Lost Baby

Suburban Woman Wonders if Zika to Blame for Lost Baby

Samantha Mejia was excited when she discovered she was pregnant during her family’s Honduras visit over the Christmas holiday. However, she suffered a miscarriage and wonders if the Zika virus is to blame.

Sanders Gets Most Facebook Likes in Ill.: Report

Sanders Gets Most Facebook Likes in Ill.: Report

If the race for president was decided by the number of Facebook likes candidates have garnered from each state, it appears Bernie Sanders would win the race in Illinois.

Ohio Machete Attacker Watched by FBI 4 Years Ago

Ohio Machete Attacker Watched by FBI 4 Years Ago

The Ohio man who attacked four restaurant patrons with a machete and was later killed by police was under the attention of the FBI, NBC News reported. Agents watched Mohamed Barry four years ago for making...

Did Upset Bears Fan Send Major Snow Message to John Fox?

Did Upset Bears Fan Send Major Snow Message to John Fox?

Someone really thinks John is an idiot.