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.
The Selina Hotel will be converted to use all 116 rooms in December. The population will not include migrant families.
Veterans Day is next Saturday and a group in nearby East Chicago, Indiana wants to rename a community center there in honor of a fallen hero from the Vietnam War, Emilio De La Garza Jr.
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.
Twenty-five city departments crafted racial equity plans to address everything from housing to tree trimming to policing community engagement.
“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.”
Minhaj’s comedy spoke to and inspired Heena Srivastava as a teenager, and she says his legacy is bigger than his exaggerations.
Up to 2,000 asylum seekers could be placed in the shelter if the site clears final assessments. Residents expressed concerns over safety at Tuesday’s meeting. But one 92-year-old resident urged compassion.
CTA has said it is getting back on track. Riders who answered a recent WBEZ survey said they aren’t so sure.