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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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.