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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16-Story Hotel Between Alhambra Palace And City Winery Approved By Key City Commission

In addition to the new hotel, the city's Plan Commission also approved an 11-story apartment building across the street from nearby Union Park.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Work Begins To Turn Wilson Men’s Hotel In Uptown Into $1,000 Micro-Apartments

The former single-room occupancy building will be called Wilson Club and include 76 micro apartments.

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Prison Separation Gets Even Harder During The Holidays, So This West Side Ministry Is Bringing Families Together

Celestial Ministries drives families downstate to visit incarcerated loved ones and organizes a gift drive for children with a parent in prison.