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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

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‘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

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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.

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Schools Worry About Covering Teacher Pension Costs

Public school administrators told lawmakers Thursday that some local districts would have to raise property taxes if legislators vote to have them cover the cost of teacher pensions.

05/10/2013

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Burbank Schools In Lockdown While Police Hunt Fugitives

A Mercedes-Benz fleeing Chicago Police crashed into a police vehicle on the Southwest Side, then fled to nearby Burbank, putting area schools in the southwest suburb on lockdown as the search continued.

03/06/2013

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Lawmaker Wants To Stop Using Schools As Polling Places

A state lawmaker wants Illinois to stop using schools as polling places on Election Day, but the idea doesn’t sit well with local election authorities.

03/05/2013

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No Deal To Delay Sequestration Cuts, Illinois Could Be Hit Hard

With no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.

03/01/2013

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about a school exercise program February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama unveiled a new initiative called 'Let's Move Active Schools' to help schools create a physical activity programs for students. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

First Lady Announces Effort To Help Kids Exercise

Michelle Obama was in town Thursday to kick off a new fitness initiative. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, the first lady even put on her workout clothes to help do it.

02/28/2013

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Illinois To Raise Bar For Standardized Testing

Illinois’ K-12 population will be held to stricter performance standards in state testing.

01/25/2013

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Parents, Teachers Rally To Save Neighborhood Schools

There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.

01/19/2013

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Indiana Bill Would Require Teaching Cursive Writing

Indiana lawmakers are again considering a push to require the teaching of cursive writing by the state’s schools.

01/08/2013

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Walter’s Perspective: Education Is Next Fiscal Cliff

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sounds off on lawmakers and their inability to help keep schools running.

12/27/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about teacher contract negotiations in a one-on-one interview with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov at his 5th floor office at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts NRA School Safety Plan As ‘Outrageous And Unsettling’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted the NRA’s suggestion that school shootings can be prevented by placing an armed security officer at every school building across the United States.

12/21/2012

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