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Northside College Prep High School was named the top school in Illinois and the #36 college in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

CPS Officials Defend Diversity Of Selective-Enrollment High Schools

Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials on Tuesday about declining minority enrollment at some of the most renowned selective-enrollment schools in the city.

07/15/2014

ComEd crews and Chicago firefighters work outside Mollison Elementary School, 4415 S. King Dr., after a  power outage on Aug. 27, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Students Moved After Power Outage At Mollison School

Students at a Grand Boulevard neighborhood elementary school were being bused to another school, or allowed to go home, after a transformer failure caused a power outage.

08/27/2013

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Governor Seeking Mandatory School Shooting Drills

Gov. Pat Quinn has called for all of the state’s schools to hold annual drills to help students prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Reward Increased In Kenwood Teen’s Slaying

As Kenwood neighborhood residents gathered at a local high school to remember a slain honors student Friday, a group of Chicago ministers announced the reward for information helping find Hadiya Pendleton’s killer has risen to $30,000.

02/01/2013

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Emanuel Meets With Slain Teen’s Family, Classmates

An $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the gunman who killed an honor student in Kenwood, a week after she had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

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At Least 3 Dead, 8 Wounded By Gunfire Throughout City

A 15-year-old girl and two men are dead, and at least eight other people were wounded by gunfire throughout the city Tuesday, police said.

01/29/2013

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Students Stage Sit-In To Demand New Principal

About 500 students at King College Prep High School in the North Kenwood neighborhood staged a sit-in on Thursday, demanding the new principal; and an end to new rules that limit their access to the school, its labs, tutors, and teachers after normal school hours.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speak to Chicago Public Schools students to encourage them to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Credit: CBS)

Abdul-Jabbar Joins Governor In Push To Promote Science, Math

NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urged Chicago Public Schools students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2012