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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.

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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1 Shot in Police-Involved Shooting on Chicago's South Side

1 Shot in Police-Involved Shooting on Chicago's South Side

A police-involved shooting was reported Friday morning in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.

1 Killed in 4-Vehicle Crash That Shut Down Inbound Kennedy

1 Killed in 4-Vehicle Crash That Shut Down Inbound Kennedy

At least one person was killed and another injured in a four-vehicle crash that shut down lanes on the inbound Kennedy Expressway near Harlem Avenue during Friday’s morning rush.

'Small, Black Object' Prompts Lockdown of Suburban School

'Small, Black Object' Prompts Lockdown of Suburban School

A southwest suburban Chicago high school was placed on lockdown Friday morning after a parent reported seeing a “small black object” in the hand of a student walking into the school, police said.

Suspect in Md. Shootings in Custody; 2 Dead, 2 Hurt

Suspect in Md. Shootings in Custody; 2 Dead, 2 Hurt

Two people were killed and two people are injured after separate shootings Friday morning at a shopping center and mall in Montgomery County, Maryland, police say. One man killed at the mall had tried to help a...

Chicago-Area Police Pursuits Kill, Injure Scores of Bystanders

Chicago-Area Police Pursuits Kill, Injure Scores of Bystanders

A two-month NBC5 investigation reveals that many fatal chases were never reported to the state agency charged with reviewing police pursuits. And most deadly local police chases likely should never have started...