David Tolen was born in Mexico and is a member of the New Field Elementary School Local School Council. Alex V. Hernandez/ Block Club Chicago

CPS Fingerprinting Rule Is Meant To Keep Kids Safe — But It’s Also Pushing Immigrant Parents Away

The Chicago Teacher's Union and parent groups asked CPS for increased protections for undocumented parents, but their suggestions were rejected.

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This Very Tiny Guide To Chicago’s Music Scene Celebrates City’s Indie Record Stores And Venues

The hand-drawn mini guide highlights spots like The Hideout, Laurie’s Planet of Sound and The Empty Bottle.

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Wait, Are Two-Flats Only A Chicago Thing? Why These Uniquely Chicago Homes Have Thrived For A Century

Despite their history as affordable options for working families, two-flats are "in distress" as people convert them into single-family homes.