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As 100 Migrants Move Into Closed Woodlawn School, 2 Locals Attempt To Block Buses

"The city officials did not come to us to work something out earlier, and we're not working nothing out now," said Andre Smith, a protester and aldermanic candidate.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Old Wadsworth School Still Not Open As A Shelter, But Migrants Could Move In This Week

City officials previously said about 250 migrants — mostly asylum seekers — would start moving into the former Wadsworth Elementary building starting last week. Now they say it could happen sometime this week, the Tribune reported.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Says They’ll Move 250 Migrants Into Closed Wadsworth School In Woodlawn This Month

The migrants — single men and women who are mostly asylum seekers — will move into the former school campus in Woodlawn starting the week of Jan. 23. The campus will be a shelter for up to two years, city officials said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Again Stalls Plan To House Migrants At Old Wadsworth School As Woodlawn Residents Push Back, Alderperson Says

Migrants were to be moved into the building Friday. Residents who oppose the plan staged a rally in which one person said, "There's plenty of room in Little Village for their people," according to the Tribune.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Wanted To Use Closed Woodlawn School To House Migrants, Ald. Taylor Says. But Lightfoot’s Office Says ‘No Plans’

Woodlawn residents spoke out against bringing migrants there, saying it “made no sense” to place Latino migrants in a predominantly Black community with few services for Spanish speakers.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore