Residents play volleyball and stand in the yard at a shelter in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. More than 100 immigrant children and teens separated from their parents at the southern U.S. border, as well as hundreds of unaccompanied minors, have been held in Chicago-area shelters this year. Joshua Lott for ProPublica Illinois

‘Hidden in Plain Sight’: Hundreds Of Immigrant Children And Teens Housed in Opaque Network Of Chicago-Area Shelters

Documents and interviews reveal allegations of abuse, threats and inappropriate relationships.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Ladies Of Logan Square’ Events Aim To Unite, Empower Neighborhood’s Small Business Owners

"There [are] a lot of women who own awesome businesses in Logan Square. ... this is a great way to get those people in front of more people," co-founder Mary Nisi said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Scraped Knees, A Bee Infestation And A Bloody Concussion Leave Sabin Parents Begging CPS For New Playground

"Some transparency would be nice." Parents of children at the majority-Hispanic school in Wicker Park want to know if and when their children will get to play on a playground.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

West Humboldt Park Shooting Wounds Man

The shooting happened Wednesday in the 4300 block of West Potomac Avenue.