Roosevelt College and Career Academy In Gary, Ind. (CBS)

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.


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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.


Omid Babakhani. (Credit: CBS)

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.


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.


Chicago Public Schools

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.



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.


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.


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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.


Jeanette Baum (Kane County State's Attorney)

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.


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Police: Two Teens Charged After Bringing Shotgun To School

Two teenage boys have been arrested in Elgin, after a shotgun was found in a locker at Gifford Street High School on Thursday.


A classroom in Wolcott High. (CBS)

New School Unveiled To Help Dyslexic Students

This weekend, the city’s first high school dedicated to students with dyslexia will hold an open house. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Mike McGee

Coding School Founded By African Americans Thrives

The creators of multimillion dollar companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Dropbox are pushing a You Tube video promoting the importance of teaching students how to code.


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Student Arrested For Bringing Gun To NW Side High School

A 15-year-old student was arrested Monday morning for trying to bring an unloaded handgun into a Northwest Side high school.


Kevin Jones, 35, is accused of sexual assault. (Chicago Police Dept.)

South Side High School Coach Charged With Sex Assault

Bond was set at $500,000 on Friday for a man who up until the day after he was charged last week with the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl in the South Chicago neighborhood was varsity basketball coach for a South Side charter school.


A 13-year-old boy is arrested at John Marsh Elementary School on Jan. 9, 2013, after bringing an unloaded revolver and ammunition to school and putting them in his locker. (Supplied to CBS 2)

Teen Arrested After Bringing Gun To School

A teenager was arrested after bringing an unloaded gun to school and stored it in his locker.


Parents watch their children enter Central Elementary School in Riverside. (CBS)

Local Schools Stepping Up Security In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

Across the country, schools will be on high alert following Friday’s shooting in Connecticut.


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.


School Shooting

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.