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Von Meyer, 60, of the 9300 block of West 133rd Avenue was arrested Saturday on felony charges of intimidation and misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and resisting law enforcement. (Credit: STMW)

Cops: Cedar Lake Man Threatened His Own Elementary School Massacre

Police on Saturday seized 47 guns and ammunition from the home of a northwest Indiana man who a day earlier had threatened to set his wife on fire and kill as many people as he could at a nearby elementary school.


Marsha Lanza talks about the family life of the shooter in Newtown Conn. (Credit: CBS)

Crystal Lake Aunt Gives Insight On Newtown Shooter’s Family Life

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman spoke with Nancy’s former sister-in-law Saturday morning in Crystal Lake, and learned a lot more about the killer.


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Locals React To Connecticut School Shooting

Chicagoans react to the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut shooting.


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Local Expert Offers Tips For Talking About Tragedy With Kids

Stefanie Norris of Willow House offers tips for helping kids deal with the school shooting in Newtown Conn.


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Antioch Teacher Under Investigation After Girl Is Bruised

CBS 2′s Brad Edwards talks with the family of a fifth-grader who says an Antioch elementary teacher gripped her arm so hard there were bruises.


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Carbon Monoxide Leak Sends 25 Students To Hospitals

About 25 children were hospitalized in good condition after a carbon monoxide leak at a school in the Far South Side Burnside neighborhood Monday afternoon.


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Walter’s Perspective: The Mayor Can Find Money For Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel seems to find money for everything his administration wants, CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson reports. So why can’t he find money for the schools?


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Walter’s Perspective: More Transparency In School Negotiations Is Elementary

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson says taxpayers should have a better look into contract negotiations between teachers and Chicago Public Schools.


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Police Can Now Share Information About Dangerous Students With Schools

The bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed allows police departments to notify school administrators when a student is a part of an ongoing investigation, even if they haven’t been arrested or charged.


Chicago Students To Get Free Ride … On CTA

The CTA is giving some Chicago students free rides to high school.


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Chicago School Students Get Free CTA Ride On Day 1

Chicago Public Schools students will be able to ride CTA buses and trains for free on the first day of school.


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Teens Charged After Bringing Loaded Gun To School

Two teenagers have been charged as juveniles for bringing a gun to a near West Side school.


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Best And Most Affordable Preschools In The Chicago Area

If you’re looking to introduce your 3 to 5 year old child to a structured setting of activities with teachers and other children before the stresses of kindergarten kick in, preschool is the way to go. More structured than traditional daycare, children learn to follow instructions, share and cooperate, and are introduced to the foundations of learning. Finding an enriching and affordable preschool is not easy, but Chicago’s top five make it a no brainer.


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Parents Make Daughter Wear ‘I Like To Steal’ Sign

Two parents in southwestern Illinois took the punishment of their 8-year-old daughter public by forcing her to wear a sign that read: “I like to steal from others and lie about it.”


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Suspect Arrested After Gun Scare Near High School In Carpentersville

Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville was placed on lockdown Friday amid reports of a man with a gun.

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Boy, 12, Arrested After Bringing Grenade To School

A 12-year-old boy is in serious trouble for bringing a grenade to the school he attends in North Aurora.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

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School Evacuated When Nearby Gas Line Explodes In Logan Square

A school was evacuated in the Logan Square neighborhood Wednesday morning when a gas line exploded.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

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2 Investigators: District Criticized For Response To Bullying Claims

Students bullied at school find themselves forced to continue going to class with their tormentors. The family of an 11-year-old girl is taking action that could help other victims, 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.


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Police: Man Fondled Himself In Front Of Grade-Schoolers

Police are looking for a man accused of performing a lewd act within view of three grammar school students as they walked to school in the South Side Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood last month.


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Lawsuit: 12-Year-Old Girl Was Repeatedly Sexually Abused At School

A lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court blames Chicago school officials for negligence, after a 12-year-old girl was repeatedly sexually abused by classmates.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011