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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Man in Home Hit by Stray Bullet Fired Outside

Man in Home Hit by Stray Bullet Fired Outside

Police said the 50-year-old was in a second-floor bedroom of his home when shots were fired outside late Tuesday.

Obama Has "No Sympathy" for Violent Ferguson Protesters

Obama Has "No Sympathy" for Violent Ferguson Protesters

President Barack Obama once again addressed a grand jury’s decision to not indict the Ferguson police officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, saying he has “no sympathy” for those who erupted in violence...

Chicago Area Braces For Frigid Thanksgiving

Chicago Area Braces For Frigid Thanksgiving

While the East Coast braces for a travel-busting snowstorm leading up to Thanksgiving, the Chicago area will see a mostly snowless forecast.

Ferguson Protests Continue Across the Nation for 2nd Day

Ferguson Protests Continue Across the Nation for 2nd Day

Heated protests continued for a second night in response to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict the cop who fatally shot Michael Brown, with violence and arrests reported across the nation. St. Louis...

Obama Addresses Hecklers During Chicago Speech

Obama Addresses Hecklers During Chicago Speech

President Barack Obama took on a group of hecklers during his speech on immigration in Chicago Tuesday.

City Hall Sit-In Ends, Activists March on Michigan Avenue

City Hall Sit-In Ends, Activists March on Michigan Avenue

Hundreds of activists marched throughout downtown Chicago Tuesday night chanting about Ferguson, Missouri shortly after a demonstration ended peacefully at City Hall when police warned activists they would begin...