l-r: Serena Coleman, Kamiya Vilella, Saul Garcia, Tremayne Russell, Oliver Krzeczowski and Marcus Salas. The group's efforts to end Drummond Montessori school's dress code were successful. Alisa Hauser/Block Club Chicago

No More School Uniforms: Drummond Montessori Students Win 5-Year Battle

A student-led uniform committee made a case for banishing the uniform policy, proposing a dress code instead. They were victorious.

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Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

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Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.