Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration calls the need for additional funds a “100% emergency response” as the weather turns cold.
In early November, village officials declared a month-long emergency disaster. But all agree: more money and collaboration are desperately needed.
Though details were scarce, the mayor’s decision mirrors New York City’s plan to limit shelter stays.
At Chicago’s Sullivan High School, music has become a way for new arrivals to connect with their teachers and each other. Cue Olivia Rodrigo.
Despite internal police alerts, scant evidence of violent gang members among Venezuelan migrants in Chicago
Cops were warned to check crime suspects for tattoos linked to the El Tren de Aragua prison gang, but a Sun-Times analysis found little proof of the gang’s presence among migrants.
The clinic opening comes amid a backlog of migrants in shelters awaiting housing through a state program. Quick access to work permits could change that.
For thousands of refugees arriving in Chicago, finding work is the first step to establishing a new life here.
Johnson said Congress should add $5 billion for migrant assistance. The Biden White House is asking for $1.4 billion. It may be an uphill challenge to get more from the GOP House.
“It’s very pretty,” said one migrant from his tent set up outside the Near North District police station. “But it’s so cold it hurts.”
Chicago officials are defending a contract extension with a Kansas-based company to staff migrant shelters
The city pledged to hire Chicago agencies to staff shelters despite the $40 million, yearlong extension with Favorite Healthcare Staffing.