Protestors chanted "free the kids" Monday while two activists delivered a letter of demands.Hannah Boufford/Block Club Chicago

Protesters Demand Release Of Immigrant Children In Heartland’s Chicago Shelters

“Anybody who has children, or had children, should take this personally,” one activist said of the five shelters Heartland operates in Chicago neighborhoods.

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Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

1,298 New Illinois Coronavirus Cases Reported As Positivity Rate Rises

The rate of positive coronavirus cases is now at 4 percent, up from 2.6 percent a month ago.

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Wicker Park Farmers Market Feud: After Longtime Vendor Booted For Mask Violations, Supporters Slam Market Organizers

For the first time in 20 years, Nichols Farm & Orchard did not operate a booth Sunday. Market organizers said the farm wouldn't comply with COVID-19 safety measures, but the farm's owner alleges a personal vendetta.

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Teen Activist Fatally Shot Friday Afternoon In West Ridge

Caleb Reed was a senior at Mather High School and part of the city's youth led movement to remove armed police from Chicago Public Schools.