Chicago family creates sanctuaries for monarch butterflies, identified by global group as an endangered species
Claudia Galeno-Sanchez points out the characteristics of a black swallowtail caterpillar's chrysalis inside a butterfly sanctuary outside her home in the Pilsen neighborhood on July 21, 2022, in Chicago. - John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO -- More than a dozen images of butterflies adorn the front of Claudia Galeno-Sanchez’s home in the Pilsen neighborhood. There are monarch butterflies spreading their wings and many other colorful ones sprinkled in between. The small house stands out from the tall buildings on the block. It is filled with milkweed plants and other flowers that have helped raise monarchs for nearly five years. Galeno-Sanchez and her husband and two children decided to create a butterfly sanctuary after learning that they could help raise and preserve the beloved species in the city. Though Galeno-Sanchez...