Covering Chicago's Back-to-School Season

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 07:47 PM CDT

Students Say They Were Turned Away For Wrong Backpack

Students Say They Were Turned Away For Wrong Backpack

Curie High School began enforcing a clear-backpack policy Tuesday.

Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 03:29 PM CDT

Teen Shot Along Safe Passage Route

Teen Shot Along Safe Passage Route

The 19-year-old man was shot around 10 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Tripp Avenue, on the same block as Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School, police said.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 03:52 PM CDT

Arrests Made After Electronics Stolen From School

Arrests Made After Electronics Stolen From School

Three adults, seven juveniles charged in connection with theft at Drake Elementary.

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 04:42 PM CDT

City IDs Spots for 50 Additional Speed Cameras

City IDs Spots for 50 Additional Speed Cameras

The first batch of four cameras went up on Monday, the first day of classes for Chicago Public Schools students.

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM CDT

Shooting Causes Lockdown at South Side School

Shooting Causes Lockdown at South Side School

A South Side elementary school was locked down Thursday after an 18-year-old woman was shot one block away from the school.

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 08:07 AM CDT
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By Natalie Martinez, Christian Farr

CPS Passes Budget Amid Protests

CPS Passes Budget Amid Protests

Two similar school fights were happening in Chicago on Wednesday, one on the streets with protestors boycotting recent school closures and the other inside CPS headquarters where board members considered...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:51 PM CDT

3 Charged in Death of Man Found in Trash Can

3 Charged in Death of Man Found in Trash Can

Body of Ernest Pritchett III was found Monday morning in an alley on the 700 block of West 61st Street, about four blocks away from Nicholson Technology Academy.

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM CDT
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By Ward Room Staff

CPS Clueless About School AC Situation

CPS Clueless About School AC Situation

The power situation at Mollison prompted numerous Chicago reporters to ask Chicago Public Schools officials to tell the public which schools had air conditioning on premises. Nearly 24 hours later, the answer...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 08:44 PM CDT

Parents Fuming About CPS School Without Power

Parents Fuming About CPS School Without Power

Parents point to recent public school closures as the reason behind the fire.

Monday, Aug 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM CDT

Live Blog: CPS First Day of School

Live Blog: CPS First Day of School

Live coverage of Chicago Public Schools' first day back

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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.
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Armed Man Arrested at Elgin Water Reclamation Center

Armed Man Arrested at Elgin Water Reclamation Center

A possible hostage situation was reported Wednesday afternoon at a water reclamation center in suburban Elgin.

Michelle Obama Touts Quinn in New Radio Ad

Michelle Obama Touts Quinn in New Radio Ad

Michelle Obama is taking to the radio waves to stump for Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who's entrenched in a bitter re-election battle against Republican rival Bruce Rauner.

Obama Returns To Chicago Wednesday

Obama Returns To Chicago Wednesday

President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for a closed-door fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn at a downtown hotel and a speech on the economy at Northwestern University.

Students Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Incident

Students Hospitalized After Pepper Spray Incident

Officials responded to a school on Chicago’s Northwest Side Wednesday afternoon after pepper spray was discharged in a classroom.

5 Dallas Kids Had Contact With Ebola Patient

5 Dallas Kids Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Five children who attend Dallas schools had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola and are being monitored, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. The disclosure came at a press conference at Texas...

CPS Grads Could Attend City Colleges for Free

CPS Grads Could Attend City Colleges for Free

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the scholarships will be covered by "reforms" and more efficient balancing of the budget at the City Colleges system.