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Volunteers in Chicago schools must provide fingerprints

The Chicago school district is requiring all parents and others volunteering at city schools to submit their fingerprints to the district. DNAinfo Chicago reports that volunteers will have to travel to one of four locations to have their prints taken. Since 2006, all volunteers have been required to undergo a background check, but until recently, only those with a past criminal conviction were required to submit fingerprints before being allowed to work in the schools.

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