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migrant winter

A family stands near a small migrant tent community next to a police station in Chicago. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced mid-November that the state will funnel $65 million to help the city launch “winterized” temporary shelter to avoid people sleeping outdoors as winter arrives.

Charles Rex Arbogast

migrant winter

A family stands near a small migrant tent community next to a police station in Chicago. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced mid-November that the state will funnel $65 million to help the city launch “winterized” temporary shelter to avoid people sleeping outdoors as winter arrives.

Charles Rex Arbogast

Work on migrant tent camp to begin in Brighton Park

As temperatures dip into the teens, the city and state are taking steps to provide shelter to thousands of newcomers.

A family stands near a small migrant tent community next to a police station in Chicago. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced mid-November that the state will funnel $65 million to help the city launch “winterized” temporary shelter to avoid people sleeping outdoors as winter arrives.

Charles Rex Arbogast

   

Nearly 26,000 migrants and asylum seekers have arrived in Chicago since August 2022.

The post-Thanksgiving cold snap has highlighted just how important it is to find housing for the thousands sleeping in police stations, tents and the city’s airports.

Reset gets the latest on the Johnson administration’s plans for a tent camp in Brighton Park and hears about other efforts to house migrants and asylum seekers.

GUEST: Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

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