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A Virginia Tech lab tests the safety of football helmets. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Schools Using Football Helmets With Low Safety Ratings

2 Investigator Dave Savini took helmets belonging to a middle-school player and had them tested at a Virginia lab. The outcome raises concerns for many young players.

11/03/2014

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No School Tuesday For Waukegan Students As Teacher Strike Continues

There is no school again Tuesday for public school students in Waukegan as a teachers strike will enter its 12th day.

10/19/2014

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Talks Break Down Between Waukegan School District, Teachers

The Waukegan teachers strike drags on and is now approaching the two week mark.

10/15/2014

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Study Says Chicago Charter School Students Trail CPS Counterparts

A new report claims to show that Chicago charter schools are lagging behind their traditional public counterparts, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/13/2014

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CPS Parents, Teachers Push For Elected School Boards

The number of school closings in Chicago is leading some to say the city needs an elected school board.

10/13/2014

Peifer Elementary School in Schererville, Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick

A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind.

10/08/2014

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Waukegan Teachers Strike To Continue Thursday

A strike by Waukegan teachers will continue for a sixth say as the school district confirms schools will be closed again on Thursday.

10/08/2014

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Several Schools Plan Early Dismissals Due To Heat

With Monday likely to be the hottest day of the year so far, many schools that have already started the new school year have adjusted their schedules to get kids out of class early.

08/25/2014

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Pediatricians Suggest Later School Start Times For Teens

Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, pediatricians say. More than 40 percent of the nation’s public high schools start classes before 8 a.m.

08/25/2014

A .38 Caliber Pistol. (CBS)

Proposed Gun Shop In Niles Faces Opposition

Debate over a gun shop location in Niles is not so much a case of “not in my back yard,” as it is “not near my school,” CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

06/23/2014

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2 Investigators, BGA: Superintendent Salaries Costing Taxpayers

Most people would agree that a child’s education is priceless, but how much is too much to pay school superintendents?

05/20/2014

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Illinois School Supt. Calls For $1 Billion In Additional Funds As Lawmakers Consider Cuts

The Illinois School Superintendent says he needs one billion dollars more and lawmakers are talking about giving him one million less, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/12/2014

Police officers handcuff and search a suspect in the shooting of two people in Romeoville on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Questioning 4 People In Romeoville Shooting

Romeoville Police Chief Mark Turvey said investigators haven’t yet determined a motive for the shooting of a 33-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter as they were getting ready to go to school.

02/13/2014

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)

2 Catholic Schools Say They’ve Hit Fundraising Goals To Stay Open

Two of the six schools slated to be closed in June by the Chicago Archdiocese have been given a new lease on life.

01/24/2014

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Chicago Archdiocese To Close At Least Six Schools

hurch officials blame funding and say they have given more than $100 million to its schools on top of what the parishes earned.

01/09/2014

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Will Open Schools Early Next Week, But Parents Can Keep Kids Out

CPS contacted parents via “robocall” on Friday.

01/03/2014

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Caught On Camera: City Issues Over 200,000 Speed Warnings

The city’s nine speed-sensing cameras have captured more than 200,000 violations in the first 40 days of the program, the city said Friday.

10/11/2013

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Transportation Advocates Urge Kids To Ride Bikes To School

Schools nationwide are taking part in the annual “Walk and Roll to School” day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.

10/09/2013

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Area Students May Have To Cancel Field Trips To Washington

CBS’s Dorothy Tucker shows us how schools are scrambling, no thanks to the continuing federal government shutdown.

10/03/2013

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Some Waukegan Schools Placed On Lockdown During Police Standoff

Schools were placed on lock down in Waukegan on Friday afternoon after police received reports of a possibly armed man who had barricaded himself inside a home.

09/20/2013

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