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Broadway Armory’s Summer Programs Will Continue As City Eyes Facility For Possible Migrant Shelter, Alderwoman Says

The Broadway Armory, which houses senior and teen centers, is one of many sites being considered as an emergency shelter as the city struggles to house incoming asylum seekers.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Man Dies Inside City’s Temporary Migrant Shelter In Woodlawn, Prompting Death Investigation

The 27-year-old man was unresponsive when officers arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

400 Migrants Will Move Into Daley College This Weekend, But Some Neighbors Oppose City’s Plan

Neighbors for and against the city's plan spoke up during Thursday's meeting, which remained mostly peaceful.

Midway, West Lawn

One-Day Donation Drive Will Collect Items For Migrants On Northwest Side

Personal hygiene products, food and water are among the items most in need for the Monday donation drive.

Albany Park

City Council Approves $51 Million In Funding To Support Migrants After Dramatic Vote

The $51 million in funds is intended for staffing, food, transportation and legal services at temporary shelters.


300 Migrants Move Into Dunning’s Wright College For Summer

Families staying at Wright College plan to be there until the beginning of August, city officials said last week.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

City Funding To Support Migrants Stalls After Alds. Beale, Lopez And Napolitano Block It

City Council was expected to earmark $51 million to help newly arrived migrants, but three alderpeople delayed the vote.


Northwest Side College Gym Set To Become A Temporary Migrant Shelter — But Neighbors Divided At Chaotic Meeting

When people spoke up in favor of the shelter and asked how to help migrants, some in the crowd shouted things like, "Give them the keys to your house," and "Turn the buses around."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Forced To Confront Migrant Crisis Daily, Chicago Police Officers Step Up To Help With No Guidance From City

The disruption at stations has created a juggling of duties for officers, some of whom feel frustrated there's still no word from the city about what they should do.


As Chicago Struggled With Migrant Crisis, City Council’s Immigration Committee Didn’t Meet For More Than A Year

By the time the committee finally convened, families in need were sleeping on police station floors. Even then, the committee didn't take action.


As Albany Park Church Takes In Migrants, Its Pastor Urges Others In The City To Do The Same

Five families moved into private rooms at Christ Lutheran Church this month. "I can't stress how grateful I am for all of these people for helping us get to this point," one woman said.

Albany Park

Dunning’s Wright College Could Become Temporary Migrant Shelter

Ald. Nick Sposato said he was told about the plans as officials try to find more space for migrants, but it's not final. He wants a community meeting before moving forward.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Venezuelan Refugees Living In South Side Police Station Find Peace By Volunteering At Community Garden Nearby

Far South Side neighbors opened the community garden so migrants at the nearby police station had a place to unwind. Then some migrants began to pitch in.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

On Visits To Migrant Shelters, Mayor Brandon Johnson Vows To Support New Arrivals — And Existing Residents

Johnson said efforts are underway to foster conversations where there's been pushback to temporary shelters, like in Woodlawn and South Shore.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Respite Center For Migrants Opens At Little Village’s Piotrowski Park; Park Programs Moved To Nearby School

Ald. Mike Rodriguez (22nd) said the park was chosen because of its proximity to schools and nonprofits, and because Little Village is a predominantly immigrant, Spanish-speaking community.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

South Shore Neighbors Sue To Stop City From Opening Temporary Migrant Shelter At Old High School

Residents have shouted down plans for the school, blasted the city for its poor communication around a growing "humanitarian crisis" and said leaders systemically ignore neighbors' needs in the mostly Black community.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With No Help From City, Pilsen Alderman, Neighbors Move Migrants From Overcrowded Police Station Into Shelter They Built

The police station in Pilsen is so crowded with migrants that they are being forced to stay outside all day. “The city must act with a plan. This is just inhumane," Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Lightfoot Planea Convertir El Antiguo Instituto South Shore En Albergue Para Inmigrantes Mientras Llegan Más Autobuses

El plan llega después de que la puesta en marcha con poca antelación de un refugio para inmigrantes en el vecino Woodlawn provocara meses de indignación. Las autoridades celebrarán una reunión sobre el plan el jueves.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Texas Volverá A Enviar Migrantes En Autobús A Chicago El Lunes, Lo Que Creará Una “Crisis Humanitaria”, Según Lightfoot

La alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot ha dicho que la ciudad ya no tiene espacio suficiente para los inmigrantes que están aquí, y que la respuesta a los problemas en la frontera no es enviar a la gente en autobús a Chicago.


McCormick Place, Navy Pier Won’t Be Used To House Migrants, Lightfoot Says

"It doesn't make any sense to shut down McCormick Place and Navy Pier, that are huge economic drivers in the city, that have conventions and meetings already booked out through next year," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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