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Jennifer Hudson Gives Away School Supplies To Chicago Kids

Oscar and Grammy-winning Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson was in her hometown today to give away school supplies to thousands of school kids, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

08/14/2013

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Boys & Girls Club Donates Backpacks Filled With School Supplies To Chicago Kids

Some Chicago kids can skip the back to school shopping, thanks to generous donations, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/24/2013

Back To School Pencils

DIY School Supplies Just In Time For Back To School

Jazzing up school supplies is a fun project for you and your kids before the school year starts. Stir up their artistic natures and create some one-of-a-kind gear together!

07/15/2013

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Parents Prepare For First Day Of School, Hoping To Avoid Strike

Tuesday is the first day of school for many Chicago kids, and that means Monday was the day for last-minute school shopping, but parents were also looking ahead to a possible teachers strike starting in one week.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

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CPS, Groupon Ask For Help To Give School Supplies To Needy Kids

It’s almost back-to-school time, and the Chicago Public School system is asking for your help in providing supplies to kids who need them.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

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Suburban Parents Stock Up On School Supplies

The opening of school is anywhere from a day to a week and half a way for most suburban children, many are out with their parents buying supplies.

08/18/2011

School supply list (CBS)

Parents Question Increasing School Supply Demands

Bars of soap, two dozen glue sticks and reams of copy paper. Not what you’d expect to find in your child’s backpack but more and more Chicago Public Schools are asking parents to bring items like those on the first day of school.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

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CPS, Groupon Partnering To Provide School Supplies

Groupon is partnering with the Chicago Public Schools in a new program to provide students with school supplies.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

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Green Living for the School Year

Going back to school is a time for change. Here are some ways to change our habits and help the planet this school year.

07/13/2011