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 the...

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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Bears Legend Doug Buffone Dies at 70

Bears Legend Doug Buffone Dies at 70

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone passed away on Monday afternoon, according to several reports.

Teen's Twitter Wager on Derrick Rose Goes Viral

Teen's Twitter Wager on Derrick Rose Goes Viral

Gaashaan Yusuf was watching the Chicago Bulls take on the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday when he casually sent out a wager on Twitter.

Low-Level Drug Offenders to Get Treatment, Not Jail

Low-Level Drug Offenders to Get Treatment, Not Jail

Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases in and around Chicago to treatment and away from jail.

Fan Hit in Back of Head by Foul Ball at Cubs Game

Fan Hit in Back of Head by Foul Ball at Cubs Game

Game was delayed 23 minutes after a female fan behind home plate was hit in the back of the head by a ball off the bat of Starlin Castro.

Woman Charged with Murder, Kidnapping in New Mother's Death

Woman Charged with Murder, Kidnapping in New Mother's Death

A 23-year-old mother who went missing with her newborn daughter in early April was found stabbed to death in a home in Gary, Ind.

Chicago Man Gets 18 Years for Murdering Girlfriend's Mother

Chicago Man Gets 18 Years for Murdering Girlfriend's Mother

An Indonesian court has convicted an American man of murdering his girlfriend's mother and sentenced him to 18 years in jail, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.