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.

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Should Pilsen Become A Historic Landmark District? Some Say City Is Trying To ‘Shove This Down Our Throats’

The process initially was set to extend late into the summer, but was expedited after someone tried to demolish three buildings in the proposed district.

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Concrete From CTA Wall Falls And Crushes Two Cars

The concrete was from a retaining wall and there are no reported injuries.

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Field Museum Researchers Remade A 1,000-Year-Old Peruvian Beer After Analyzing Ceramic Artifacts

An ale inspired by the ancient beer will be released in Chicago stores and bars this summer.