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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

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.

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West Loop Residents Gather to Strategize Against Carjackings
West Loop Residents Gather to Strategize Against Carjackings

There have been nearly 20 carjackings in the last week and residents in the West Loop say something needs to be done.

Police Board Overrules Supt., Will Review 2012 Shooting
Police Board Overrules Supt., Will Review 2012 Shooting

Chicago's police oversight agency has decided an officer involved in the 2012 fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy must face a disciplinary hearing that could cost him his job.

Person Fatally Shot in Palos Heights, Police Say
Person Fatally Shot in Palos Heights, Police Say

A person was fatally shot Monday evening in a southwest suburb before the shooter fled the scene in a vehicle, police said.

2 Men Serving Life Sentences For Rape, Murder Released
2 Men Serving Life Sentences For Rape, Murder Released

Two Chicago men who were serving life sentences for a 1994 rape and murder were released from prison Monday after DNA evidence exonerated them.

Justice Dept. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger
Justice Dept. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

The Justice Department sued on Monday to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner, calling it an "illegal" combination that harms consumers and stifles innovation, DOJ officials said. AT&T and Time Warner announced...

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Puppy Fatally Attacked by Pit Bull in Wheaton, Family Says

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