Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) announced plans to turn the West Side park field house into a migrant shelter have been abandoned as the number of migrants camped out at police stations falls.
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The tents are expected to be completed in a matter of days and will house 500 migrants at first.
Diamond Jones is challenging Richton Park’s crime-free ordinance, saying it violated her constitutional rights. The suburban Cook County community is among several municipalities with similar laws on the books.
The plan will shelter migrants in local churches until they find housing. It will reach 100 migrants immediately and 340 in total. More than 1,000 migrants remain at police stations.
As temperatures dip into the teens, the city and state are taking steps to provide shelter to thousands of newcomers.
Taking advantage of a slowing number of buses arriving in Chicago and with an eye toward winter, the city is retooling its approach to welcoming migrants, aiming to soon empty all police stations.
A push to memorialize the Illinois Black Panther Party on the National Register of Historic Places has advanced to the national level.
King Von’s controversial mural near Parkway Gardens symbolizes not only the birthplace of drill, which boasts a global reach, but the neglect and violence troubling the community.
A voting bloc that hasn’t gotten as much national attention, Native voters are an influential constituency in several swing states, making them a group to watch in 2024.
“It’s the greatest thing we do,” said Andy Lansing, CEO of Levy Restaurants, which teams with the Salvation Army to prepare and distribute 4,000 Thanksgiving meals.