Decorative boxes that will be on the tables of the "Walking on Sunshine" prom for 40 special needs students at Waukegan High School. The prom will be on April 6, 2013, at a local golf course. (Credit:

Waukegan Special Needs Students Will Be ‘Walking On Sunshine’ At Their Very Own Prom

High schoolers everywhere are getting ready for prom, but at most high schools, special needs students get left out every year. That’s not the case at Waukegan High School.

WBBM Newsradio–03/28/2013

Rihanna addresses students at Barrington High School Friday and thanks them for their charity fundraising work. (Highschoolcube)

Better Late Than Never, Rihanna Meets With Barrington Students

The pop superstar came to the northwest suburbs to thank students for their efforts to raise money for charity.


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Byrd-Bennett: Children Suffer More If Low-Enrollment Schools Left Open

The head of the Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday, despite what critics say, closing some underused or poorly performing schools would be better for the children in them in the long run.

WBBM Newsradio–03/19/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School Closings

A group of about 50 teachers, parents and students from the Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus to Springfield Tuesday morning, to make their voices heard about school closings.


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Mayor Denies Discrimination In School Closing Plans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed unfazed Thursday by a newspaper report showing nine out of ten students attending the Chicago public schools targeted for closure are African Americans.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2013

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.


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Two Gage Park High Students Charged With Sexual Abuse Of Classmate

The boys, 15 and 16, touched the girl’s breasts, buttocks and tired to slip their hands into her pants, police said.


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College Of DuPage Students Consider Lawsuit Against Ultrasound Program

Several students studying at the College of DuPage to become ultrasound technicians say they’ve wasted thousands of dollars in the program and are considering a lawsuit against the college.


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18 Students Get Sick At South Side School After Using Nicotine Lozenges

Eighteen elementary school students became ill Wednesday, and 16 of them were taken to the hospital, after apparently ingesting nicotine mints used to help smokers quit.


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Loyola Students Admit Socializing With Alleged Rapist; ‘Didn’t Want My Friends To Hate Me’

Two Loyola University students admitted Tuesday that they socialized with the man they have accused of sexually assaulting them in the days after the alleged attack in their dorm rooms on the school’s Lake Shore campus.


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Two Chicago High School Students Slain

Two more CPS students were killed during a weekend that began with a visit from the president to bemoan Chicago’s violent streets.


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McCarthy: Cops Can Protect Students ‘Crossing Gang Boundaries’

Police can safeguard students “crossing gang boundaries” to get to new schools after their Chicago Public Schools are closed, but there’s a “lot of work to do to make it happen,” Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday.


NIU students line up to board buses to Miami for the Orange Bowl. The NIU Huskies won their first BCS bid in 2012, and will face the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Caravan Of NIU Students En Route To Miami For Orange Bowl

The caravan carrying 1,300 students and 52 staffers started leaving the DeKalb campus shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, and was expected to arrive in Miami around 1 p.m. Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2012

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School In Roselle Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Students at a northwest suburban high school were sent home Wednesday, after a series of bomb threats were called in to the school.


Approximately 50,000 students at Chicago Public Schools, including these first graders, use iPads in some of their daily lessons. (Credit: CBS)

Does Using An iPad Hinder Kids’ Other Basic Skills?

There are more than 28,000 iPads being used in Chicago Public Schools, and some of the students who use them each day are as young as three years old. Is all that screen time good for toddlers, and their little hands? CBS 2’s Chris Martinez went to a Chicago classroom to find out.

CBS 2–11/07/2012

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7 Students Hurt In School Bus Crash On Near West Side

Seven students suffered minor injuries in a school bus crash on the Near West Side, about two blocks west of the United Center.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2012

Cyani, a West Side kindergarten student, wants to go back to school. (CBS)

For Chicago Parents And Kids, Here We Go Again

CBS 2’s Mike Parker talks with parents and their kids about the news that the teachers’ strike will continue into its second week.


Students use the computer lab at Theodore Roosevelt High School on Sept. 13, 2012, during the fourth day of a teachers' strike, to work on essays for college applications, study for the ACT exam, and keep up on course work for their classes. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Students Doing What They Can To Keep Learning During Strike

School may be out, but some students have managed to keep learning this week by taking advantage of educational resources available.

CBS 2–09/13/2012

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Crystal Lake Students In Trouble For Sexting

A number of Crystal Lake high school students are facing disciplinary action for sexting.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Kieran O' Brien

Teachers Picket Outside Schools Left Open For Alternative Programs

Parents have been taking their kids to 144 “Children First” sites for alternative activities and meals, but it turns out picketing teachers are showing up at the sites too.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012