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.
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.
The brutal heat has prompted some schools to end classes early on Tuesday, or cancel classes altogether.
School districts in the Chicago area have begun adjusting their schedules because of this week’s heat wave.
The Black Star Project has more than 600 cities taking part in the effort to increase fathers’ involvement in their children’s education.
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.
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.
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.
Some Chicago Public School parents are worried that budget cuts will mean sacrificing electives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Illinois’ K-12 population will be held to stricter performance standards in state testing.
There were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.
Indiana lawmakers are again considering a push to require the teaching of cursive writing by the state’s schools.
CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sounds off on lawmakers and their inability to help keep schools running.
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.