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217 Today: Migrants seek asylum in Chicago, causing debates over resources

The former Inn of Chicago hotel in Streeterville is currently being used as a shelter for migrant families.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • The proposed Illinois budget next year does not include money to replace stolen food benefits.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker says he’s ready to sign a reauthorization bill for Illinois’ Invest In Kids program — if it comes to his desk.
  • The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued an alert that the air throughout Illinois will be unhealthy for sensitive groups throughout the entire state of Illinois Friday.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about the humanitarian crisis of migrants seeking asylum that’s currently escalating in Chicago.

 Reporting today contributed by Kristen Schorsch, Jim Meadows, Reginald Hardwick and Indi Khera.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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