Bearhug the dog out with his owners at a new Edgewater dog park in 2017. Linze Rice

From ‘Dog Park Desert’ To Pup Playground: South Side Could Get 5 Dog Parks

Thanks to some passionate neighbors, the South Side’s status as an official dog-park-free zone will come to an end soon.

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Chef Curtis Duffy And Michael Muser To Open ‘Ever’ In Fulton Market Next Spring

The two left three-star Michelin restaurant Grace in a partnership dispute in 2017.

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Lessons From A Chicago School Merger: Race, Resilience And An End-Of-The-Year Resignation

A successful merger would offer a new model for how communities can help Chicago tackle its thorniest education challenges, including declining school enrollment and deep racial and socioeconomic segregation.

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Free, Fast HIV Tests Will Be Available Thursday For National AIDS Testing Day

The tests will be available at more than a dozen Walgreens locations around the city.