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Officials at Homewood-Flossmoor High School brought in a generator to keep the refrigerators and freezers running, and keep food from spoiling, after a winter storm knocked out power on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Another Snow Day For Many Schools, Thanks To Power Outages

More than 1,000 students from Orland Junior High School and High Point Elementary School were among those getting an extra snow day on Wednesday.

03/12/2014

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City Study Lays Out Options For Shuttered Schools

Fifty shuttered Chicago Public Schools should either be shifted to other government agencies or school uses, competitively bid to community groups and developers or demolished, a mayoral commission proposed Friday, the Sun-Times is reporting.

02/08/2014

A breakdown of that it takes to get a snow day in the United States. (Credit: Reddit)

How Much Snow Does It Take To Close Schools?

Chicago rarely gets snow days. What does it take for the rest of the country to give kids a snow day?

01/30/2014

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Mt. Assisi High School To Close At The End Of The School Year

Mt. Assisi High School in Lemont will close as a four-year high school in June according to a statement on the school’s website.

01/29/2014

Chicago Extreme Cold

Chicago Temps Back Above Zero, For Now

After nearly 33 hours of temperatures below zero, Chicago got a (very) small measure of relief Tuesday afternoon, when the mercury inched back above zero.

01/28/2014

Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chiberia Part 2: Deep Freeze To Last Through Wednesday

Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.

01/27/2014

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Chicago Public Schools To Close Monday Due To Cold

Chicago Public Schools officials are monitoring weather conditions and will determine Sunday whether schools will be closed Monday because of subzero temperatures that are forecast, the Sun-Times is reporting.

01/26/2014

Our Lady of Victory School drew inspiration from the Blues Brothers and Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in its effort to raise $400,000 in two weeks -- and $400,000 a year going forward -- to stay open. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Catholic School’s ‘Mission From God’: Raise $400K In Two Weeks To Stay Open

A Catholic elementary school in Portage Park is “on a mission from God,” hoping to make a miracle happen so it can avoid being shut down by the Archdiocese.

01/10/2014

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More Chicago Catholic Schools Set To Close

WBBM Newsradio has learned the Archdiocese in Chicago is about to start notifying some schools that they’re going to be closing.

01/09/2014

A maintenance worker for the Chicago Public Schools clears snow from the sidewalk at Ames Middle School on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

CPS To Close Schools On Tuesday

The Chicago Public Schools will close for a second day on Tuesday due to the extreme cold.

01/06/2014

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Enthusiastic Safe Passage Workers Brave Cold

While it may be too soon to grade the CPS school closings and consolidation with other neighborhood schools, one aspect of that plan seems to be working well.

12/11/2013

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Intense Heat Has Many Schools Canceling Class, Or Closing Early

With possible record-breaking heat on Tuesday, many local schools were planning to send kids home early, while others were closing altogether.

09/10/2013

Empty Classroom

CPS Loses Track Of More Than 1,000 Students In School Transition

To use an academic analogy, it’s the difference between an “A” and an “Incomplete.” CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/30/2013

Parents and students rally outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters on Aug. 28, 2013, to protest school closings and budget cuts. Several students boycotted class to attend the protest. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Approves Budget Cuts; Dozens Of Students Boycott School

About 200 people — including 20 to 30 students — rallied outside Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, as the Board of Education was meeting to approve the district’s annual budget.

08/28/2013

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New School Year Brings Lots Of Changes For CPS Students

A new chapter begins for the Chicago Public Schools this morning, following major budget cuts and the closings of dozens of schools.

08/26/2013

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New Chapter For CPS Begins Monday With First Day Of School

A new chapter in Chicago Public School history begins Monday, as thousands of kids will begin classes at schools they’ve never attended. On Sunday, many of them celebrated. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley spent the day with families preparing for the first day of classes.

08/25/2013

Trumbull Elementary School, one of 49 grade schools shuttered by the Chicago Public Schools this summer. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Names Panel To Decide Fate Of Shuttered School Buildings

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is appointing an advisory committee to decide what to do with nearly 50 shuttered Chicago Public Schools that residents fear could be turned into charter schools, or sit vacant and become magnets for crime.

08/23/2013

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Expanded Safe Passage Program To Be Ready For First Day Of School

City officials were putting the finishing touches on the new Safe Passage routes for Chicago Public Schools students, and said they’re ready for the first day of class a week from Monday.

08/16/2013

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U.S. Judge Refuses To Halt Chicago School Closings

A federal judge says he won’t order a halt to school closings in Chicago.

08/15/2013

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Judge Denies Class-Action Status In School Closing Lawsuits

The majority of the nearly 50 Chicago elementary schools slated for closure will likely proceed after a federal judge denied class-action status to the two main civil lawsuits at the center of a dispute pitting parents and education officials.

08/12/2013

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