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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Three Days of Services Planned for Cardinal George

Three Days of Services Planned for Cardinal George

Cardinal Francis George, the sixth cardinal to lead Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, died Friday after years of battling cancer. He was 78.

Predators Beat Blackhawks 6-2

Predators Beat Blackhawks 6-2

The Blackhawks were tied at 2-2 with the Nashville Predators, but the home side scored four unanswered goals in a 6-2 romp on Friday night.

"Possible Shots Fired" at SIU Prompts Evacuation

"Possible Shots Fired" at SIU Prompts Evacuation

Officials later said they could find no indication of gunfire but there was evidence of an altercation.

CPS Chief Takes Leave Amid Contract Probe

CPS Chief Takes Leave Amid Contract Probe

Chicago Public Schools CEO submitted her resignation amid a federal probe into a no-bid contract awarded to one of her former employers.

Cardinal Francis George Dies at 78

Cardinal Francis George Dies at 78

Cardinal Francis George, the sixth cardinal to lead Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, has died after years of battling cancer. He was 78.

Cardinal George "A Man of Peace, Tenacity and Courage"

Cardinal George "A Man of Peace, Tenacity and Courage"

Archbishop Blase Cupich held a press conference Friday to announce the passing of Francis Cardinal George. Cardinal George, the sixth cardinal to lead Chicago's 2.3 million Catholics, died after years of...