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No One Wins In Chicago’s Latest Standardized Testing Debacle

Our kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry…


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CPS Reverses Stance On PARCC, Will Now Test Students System Wide

The Chicago Public School system is buckling to economic pressure and now plans to give a controversial standardized test system-wide, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.


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HIV Testing To Become Standard At One Chicago Hospital

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on what one Chicago hospital is doing to make people aware if they are HIV-positive.


Hinsdale Middle School may have mold in it, so officials have closed it for cleaning. (CBS)

Hinsdale Middle School Closed Friday Over Mold Concerns

In a letter to parents from the school district, officials said a cleaning company “discovered possible mold growth, which has been sent in for testing.” CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


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State Health Director Calls For Better Sex Ed In Schools

Illinois’ top health official is pushing for broader sex education classes in the public schools, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


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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.


A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Warm Weather Prompts Early West Nile Testing

Testing for West Nile Virus is starting two weeks earlier than normal this year, following the unseasonably warm winter and spring.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

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Chicago Gets $1 Million Grant For HIV Testing

Chicago officials say that the city is getting nearly $1 million in federal grants for community mental health and substance abuse centers to add routine HIV testing and counseling.


Eva Padilla plays with her 4-year-old son Leo, who has moderate autism. (Credit: CBS)

Parents, Teachers Urge Early Testing For Autism

If you feel your preschooler might have autism, follow your gut and get your child tested. A mother, along with an award winning teacher, both say that early intervention makes all the difference.

CBS 2–10/04/2011

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Report: Lead Levels In Water May Be Higher Than Tests Indicate

The city says the lead levels in Chicago drinking water meet federal standards – but a new report says that might not be good enough.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

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Sirens To Be Tested Over Several Days In Naperville

If you’re in Naperville on a clear, sunny day and an air raid siren begins to wail, don’t worry. It’s only a test.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

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Report: NFL Demands Test For Growth Hormone

A new published report says the NFL wants to test all its players for human growth hormone.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011

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Chicago Schools Delay ISAT Tests A Week

Chicago Public Schools are pushing back the start of key state exams by one week, to the second week of March, after schools complained that snow days had swallowed up their test preparation time.



Caregiver Charged With Fraud, Theft

A southwest suburban New Lenox woman has been charged in Lake Superior, Ind. Court with forgery, fraud on a financial institution and theft after authorities said she ripped off a physically handicapped senior citizen for whom she had been hired as a caregiver.


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Illinois High Schools Failing To Meet Federal Standards

When it comes to meeting federal academic standards in reading and math, most high schools in Illinois fall short, including institutions that are considered to be “elite” schools.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2010


State Officials Urge Testing For Radon

Illinois officials are encouraging residents to test their homes for radon gas this week during Radon Action Week.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2010