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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

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

City Releases List Of Speed Zone Cameras

The city on Friday announced the 50 zones around parks and schools which will be equipped with automated speed enforcement (ASE) cameras this year, part of the Children’s Safety Zone Program to increase safety, reduce speeding and fund critical safety programs.

08/30/2013

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Summer Heat Prompting Some Schools To Close Early

The brutal heat has prompted some schools to end classes early on Tuesday, or cancel classes altogether.

08/27/2013

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Some Schools Shorten Schedules Tuesday, Due To Hot Weather

School districts in the Chicago area have begun adjusting their schedules because of this week’s heat wave.

08/26/2013

CPS Classroom

‘Million Father March’ Urges Dads To Get Involved At School

The Black Star Project has more than 600 cities taking part in the effort to increase fathers’ involvement in their children’s education.

08/22/2013

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

City To Install First Speed Cameras Near 4 Parks

Special cameras will begin issuing warnings to speeders near four city parks as early as late next week. Actual ticketing won’t be far behind.

08/10/2013

Rocky Clark was paralyzed playing football at Eisenhower High School. (CBS)

Quinn Signs Law Inspired By Paralyzed High School Football Player

Governor Quinn went to Eisenhower High School in Blue Island this afternoon and signed a bill inspired by a former Eisenhower football player, Rocky Clark, who was paralyzed from the neck down after he was tackled during a game in 2000.

08/04/2013

City Hall

Mayor Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.

06/26/2013

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CPS Parents Worried Electives Will Get Axed Due To Budget Cuts

Some Chicago Public School parents are worried that budget cuts will mean sacrificing electives.

06/20/2013

People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Illinois Requires Annual Severe Weather Drills At Schools

In case you’re wondering, after seeing the devastation in Oklahoma this week, Illinois schools are required by the State Board of Education to conduct severe weather drills once a year.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2013

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