King College Prep High School

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr., of Chicago, before President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech at the U.S. Capitol February 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Pendletons' daughter, Hadiya, was murdered on January 29, 2013, when she was shot and killed in Harsh Park on Chicago’s' South Side.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama To Speak At Graduation For Hadiya Pendleton’s Classmates

First Lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago in June, to give the commencement speech at what would have been Hadiya Pendleton’s graduation ceremony.

04/21/2015

King College Prep High School (Credit: CBS)

Three Hurt In Pepper Spray Incident At King College Prep

Three girls, all students, were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

11/19/2014

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

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

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