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migrants at O'Hare Airport shelter

Run by a private firm hired by the city, migrants stay in a makeshift shelter at O’Hare International Airport on Sept. 20, 2023. Unlike migrants in the public eye at police stations, the migrants at O’Hare and a handful at Midway International Airport have limited access to resources, including showers and medical care.

Erin Hooley

migrants at O'Hare Airport shelter

Run by a private firm hired by the city, migrants stay in a makeshift shelter at O’Hare International Airport on Sept. 20, 2023. Unlike migrants in the public eye at police stations, the migrants at O’Hare and a handful at Midway International Airport have limited access to resources, including showers and medical care.

Erin Hooley

The city is seeking new contracts to feed Chicago’s migrant population

The city already has contracts with companies to build and staff so-called “winterized base encampments” and other city-run shelters.

Run by a private firm hired by the city, migrants stay in a makeshift shelter at O’Hare International Airport on Sept. 20, 2023. Unlike migrants in the public eye at police stations, the migrants at O’Hare and a handful at Midway International Airport have limited access to resources, including showers and medical care.

Erin Hooley

   

There are close to 12,000 migrants living in Chicago's 24 city-run shelters and thousands more sheltering at police stations and airports.

Reset learns more about what the city’s doing to provide shelter and services to the growing number of new arrivals.

GUEST: Leigh Giangreco, government and politics reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business

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