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

About Us
The district has just undergone the single largest batch of school closings in the nation's history, affecting thousands of students, their parents and teachers.
Top Stories
Suspect in Custody in Orange Line Train Robbery

Suspect in Custody in Orange Line Train Robbery

A possible offender is in custody in connection to the rush hour robbery of multiple Orange Line passengers last week, according to police.

Teen Charged in Sleepover Shooting Held Without Bail

Teen Charged in Sleepover Shooting Held Without Bail

Tevin Lee's god father said the teen was headed on the right track and volunteered with an anti-violence program.

Lightning, Heavy Rain Likely in Latest Round of Storms

Lightning, Heavy Rain Likely in Latest Round of Storms

Below-average temperatures give way to a weekend of on-and-off thunderstorms, beginning Friday evening.

Aldermen Ask IG to Open Probe Into Red Light Tickets

Aldermen Ask IG to Open Probe Into Red Light Tickets

The alderman are asking for details pertaining to the program and for specific data on the system’s management, standards, revenue and other facts.

House Ethics Committee Extends Inquiry of Bobby Rush

House Ethics Committee Extends Inquiry of Bobby Rush

The House Committee on Ethics says it is extending its inquiry into Congressman Bobby Rush for 45 days, and will announce a course of action on or before November 10, 2014.

Cops: Reports of Tiger on the Loose in Gary, No Tiger Found

Cops: Reports of Tiger on the Loose in Gary, No Tiger Found

Police were on the hunt for a tiger in Gary, Indiana after receiving reports from residents that a tiger was on the loose in the city’s Glen Park neighborhood, but as of Friday evening, no tiger has been found.