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Girl, 9, Who Was Reported Missing Is Found Safe: Police

Emily Rivera is a student at William Nixon Elementary School at 2121 N. Keller Ave.

07/24/2014

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Gary To Name A School After Michael Jackson

The Gary Community School Board has approved an agreement with Jackson’s mother, Katherine, to honor the late “King of Pop” and inspire children to excel in the arts and education.

07/23/2014

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Time-Saving Tips For Healthy School Lunches

With creative planning and the right containers, packing a quick and healthy lunch can be as easy as ABC and 123!

07/21/2014

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Back To School Study Tips For Teens

Help your kids make the most of their time when they head back to school with these 5 study tips.

07/21/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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Burglars Break Into West Side School, Steal More Than $70K Worth Of iPads

It happened just before 1 a.m. at Charles Hughes Elementary School in the 4200 block of West 15th in North Lawndale.

05/26/2014

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Battle Lines Drawn Over Obama School In Chicago

Some Near North Side residents don’t want park land to be absorbed by Mayor Emanuel’s proposal. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/05/2014

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Melrose Park High School Locked Down After Shots Are Heard

Witnesses heard gunshots coming from at least one vehicle in the 800 block of 11th Avenue at 11:35 a.m., according to Melrose Park police. No one was injured and no shell casings have been found.

04/10/2014

This suspect is wanted in connection with attacks on women in Park Forest. (Park Forest Police)

Park Forest Police Warn Parents Against Letting Kids Walk Alone, After Attacks

The most recent attack came Wednesday, near Forest Trail Middle School. A man held a knife, motioning for a 13-year-old girl to come toward him. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

04/03/2014

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Authorities: Boy, 15, Had Gun In Chicago Elementary School

A 15-year-old boy was allegedly caught with a loaded gun at a South Side “Safe Passage” elementary Chicago Public school after the principal found out two students had been taking pictures with the weapon in the bathroom, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

04/01/2014

U.S. Olympic champion Jesse Owens powers his way at the start of the 200m event, that he won during the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, where he captured four gold medals. (Photo credit CORR/AFP/Getty Images)

After School Closing, Jesse Owens Honored With Name On Different Building

After Jess Owens Community Academy in West Pullman was closed last summer, relatives of the Olympic Gold Medalist were disappointed to see his name torn off the building.

03/28/2014

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Inspectors Find Mold In Gary, Ind. School

A state health inspector described a strong, musty odor after testing for mold inside Roosevelt College and Career Academy earlier this month.

02/24/2014

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Dolton School Closed Since Monday Due To Water Problems

More than 500 elementary and junior high students in Dolton haven’t had classes this week because a water problem forced the school district to close two schools.

02/12/2014

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Crystal Lake 8th Grader Charged With Hate Crime After Alleged Attack On Fellow Student

An alleged hate crime, in a northwest suburban school results in felony charges against an eighth grader Tuesday.

02/11/2014

Rashaad L. Byrd, 27, of the 200 block Highpoint, Romeoville, charged in connection with a 7-year-old bringing a gun to Gifford Elementary School in Elgin. (Credit: Elgin Police)

Man Charged After Boy Brings Loaded Gun To Elgin School

A 7-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a northwest suburban elementary school Thursday morning, and the man who allegedly brought the gun to the boy’s home is being held on a $250,000 bond.

12/13/2013

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Elementary School Emptied After Gas Odor Detected

It happened not once, not twice but three times this week alone, CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

09/27/2013

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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

Terrance J. Gunn, 21, a convicted felon from the 100 block of Custer Street in Evanston was charged with multiple firearms violations in the Tuesday shots fired incident in the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue in north suburban Evanston, according to police.

Man Charged For Firing Gun Outside Evanston School

An Evanston man has been charged with firing gunshots Tuesday afternoon in the front yard of a residence across from Evanston Township High School.

06/12/2013

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Lawmakers Debate Lowering Mandatory School Age From 7 To 6

The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would require parents to send their kids to school before their 7th birthday, in a vote that broke down along party lines.

05/22/2013

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Woman Going To Prison For Driving Child To School While Drunk

A west suburban woman has been sentenced to prison for her fourth DUI arrest after she dropped her child off at school while intoxicated.

05/13/2013

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