More immigrants to the area are bypassing the City of Chicago completely and moving directly to the northern suburbs, according to a new study by the Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The report finds that the foreign-born popul
A proposal meant to curtail illegal immigration in Indiana is moving forward. A state senate committee held a hearing Wednesday on Senate Bill 590. If passed, the bill would allow state and local police to arrest anyone they suspect may be in the country illegally.
According to the U.S. Census, nearly one in five residents in the Chicago area is foreign-born. So it may come as no surprise that Chicago's been at the center of some immigrant reforms—after all, Chicago is a sanctuary city.
Illinois may be losing a Congressional seat, but new census figures could be good news for the state’s Latinos. A U.S. Census Bureau estimate for 2009 suggests the number of Latinos in the state had grown by almost 440,000 since 2000.
In 2007, as part of a year-long series on immigration, WBEZ’s Gabriel Spitzer offered a snapshot of the changing landscape of Devon Avenue. He explored how different ethnic groups made their mark on the community.