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House OKs Proposal To Require School Buses For Safe Passage Routes

CPS officials tried to block the proposal, saying it would cost the district more than $60 million a year.

03/28/2014

Buses from Illinois Central School Bus sit idle in the parking lot. The bus company, which serves  Niles-Park Ridge District 64, was unable to provide enough school buses for school on Wednesday, due to the extreme cold, and a shortage of drivers. (Credit: CBS)

Many Local Schools Left Without School Buses Due To Cold

Some school bus companies had problems getting their vehicles running Wednesday morning, after more than two weeks of sitting idle, often in subzero temperatures.

01/08/2014

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Slow Warming Trend Continues; Schools, Travel Getting Back To Normal

Sorry kids, winter break is over. It’s back to class for hundreds thousands of students at public and private schools throughout the area – including the Chicago Public Schools.

01/08/2014

Two new buses for Leo High School were donated by the school's alumni club. (Credit: CBS)

Leo H.S. Gets New Buses To Help Kids Traverse Dangerous Neighborhoods

A Catholic high school on the South Side was showing off some new buses to help students in need, and they got a special blessing from Cardinal Francis George on Monday.

10/28/2013

Chicago police show off firearms seized in the Calumet District on the Far South Side, where officers have seized more guns than any other police district in the city. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Sets Special City Council Session For New Gun Ordinances

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called for a special session of the City Council next week, to vote on updates to the city’s assault weapons ban; and stiffer penalties for gun crimes near schools, on school buses, and along Safe Passage routes to and from school.

07/09/2013

Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park. (CBS)

Dummy Grenade Found On Orland Park School Bus

The discovery prompted school officials to evacuate all buses at Carl Sandburg High School. No injuries were reported.

04/19/2013

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Oswego School Buses To Get WiFi

Some school buses in Oswego will soon be online, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

03/20/2013

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Seven Buses Stolen In Indiana — For Scrap?

The eight Chicago school buses brazenly stolen last week for scrapping may not be an isolated case. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/11/2013

Police were on the scene at SRV Scrap on the South Side. (CBS)

School Buses Stolen Overnight, Shredded In Scrap Yard

Eight school buses stolen from a South Side lot overnight were driven to a salvage yard and shredded into scrap, police said.

03/08/2013

CBS 2 caught several school buses exceeding 20 mph speed limits in school zones. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Buses Speeding In School Slow Zones

It’s not just regular motorists who are exceeding 20 mph speed limits within school safety zones. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/03/2012

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State Board Of Ed Weighs Cutting Bus Service Requirement

Local school districts could find themselves further strapped for dollars if the state Board of Education goes ahead and changes the rules on busing students.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

The charred remains of a school bus in Elgin after a fire overnight. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

Fire That Destroyed Elgin School Buses May Be Arson

Police in unincorporated Elgin suspect arson may be to blame for a fire that damaged four school buses beyond repair.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

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Parents Furious Over Cuts To School Bus Service In Elgin

Elgin District U-46 will be making some children walk a mile or more to catch a school bus this fall, because of severe budget cuts — and parents are making it clear that they are not happy.

WBBM Newsradio–08/19/2011

A tow truck removes a school bus that was involved in an accident in Evanston. (CBS)

Kids Hurt In Evanston Bus Crash Get Treated To Barbecue

A school bus accident in downtown Evanston Tuesday had a happy ending for the students onboard.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

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CPS School Bus Service Resumes Monday

Bus service for Chicago Public Schools students will resume Monday, but officials are preparing for hiccups.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2011

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Police Search For Sniper Shattering Car Windows In NW Indiana

Police in Northwest Indiana are on the lookout for a shooter, responsible for shattering five vehicle windows, including two school buses.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

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Sniper Shattering Windows In Indiana?

Police in Northwest Indiana are on the lookout for a shooter, responsible for shattering five vehicle windows, including two buses.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011