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Meet the author and illustrator behind the new “Rad Girls Can” book about young women who are “bold, brave and brilliant.”

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Even if family separations are temporary, “the psychological effects of separation reverberate throughout the community for a long time,” said Dana Rusch, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

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The Trump administration can’t say whether it will meet a July 26 deadline to reunite 2,500 migrant children with their parents.

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Beginning Monday, children and teens across Chicago will have access to free lunches during the summer.

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Is the country’s declining birth rate a cause for concern, or a sign that more women are taking control of their reproductive choices?

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Meghan Markle will become royalty this weekend when she weds Prince Harry. What you should pay attention to while you watch the festivities Saturday morning.

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The Illinois Department of Public Health launched a new pilot this week. How the Infant at Work program aims to make life a little easier for working parents.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

New York’s attorney general resigns after claims of violent behavior. A look at domestic abuse by men who publicly champion women’s causes.

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April is “Save Abandoned Babies Month” in Illinois. Chicago police and fire officials hope to raise awareness of the state’s safe haven law in the hopes of saving infant lives.

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A new book on changing attitudes towards love and marriage in India from an author with a local connection.

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Is there a safe level of technology use for kids? We discuss “The Art of Screen Time” with author and NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz.

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It’s been three months since Hurricane Maria dealt a devastating blow to Puerto Rico, and the U.S. territory is still struggling.  How one young mother and her sons are restarting their lives in Chicago.

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Eli Finkel studies relationships and marriage, and in his new book “The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work,” he argues the best marriages of today are the best the world has ever known.

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Jay Shefsky is reunited with his Lyft Driver, Janice Walker-Hester.

Meet one of the first African-American flight attendants, and the unusual way her mom inspired a love of travel.  

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The public is invited to weigh in on public health policy ideas at a series of upcoming town hall meetings. Get dates, locations and more details.

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Students ages 18 and under can pick up a free lunch on weekdays at school sites across the city, through Aug. 25. Find a location near you.

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