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Governor announces additional $250 million in funding to deal with migrant crisis in Illinois

The governor and Cook County announced they are committing more than $250 million in additional funding to the migrant crisis amid over 35,000 migrants that have arrived in Illinois. Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the joint funding plan on Thursday to help pay for shelter, wraparound services and healthcare for migrants […]

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Highland Park, local organizations working to collect care packages for migrants arriving from Texas

Highland Park, which banned unscheduled migrant bus drop-offs this week, partnered with local organizations to collect care packages to distribute to migrants who arrive in the area. Serving and Learning Together (SALT), a non-profit organization, said they partnered with the City of Highland Park and the Rotary Club of Highland Park and Highwood. The initiative, […]

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Illinois announces additional $17 million in grant money for municipalities who help with migrant arrivals

Governor JB Pritzker has announced $17 million in additional funding for Illinois municipalities to help them support migrants living in their communities. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced the latest round of funding on Tuesday. The grant money being made available is in response to the more than 38,000 new arrivals […]

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Deerfield, Highland Park pass ordinances aimed to curb unscheduled migrant bus drop-offs

Highland Park and Deerfield both passed ordinances on Tuesday restricting unscheduled migrant drop-offs in the two towns and allowing them to impound buses and fine bus operators. The¬†Deerfield Village Board approved the ordinance regulating one-way unscheduled commercial bus and transportation services that drop off passengers in the village without pre-arranged resources such as food and […]

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Crystal Lake passes ordinance restricting migrant bus drop-offs as Marengo set to vote on similar measure

The Crystal Lake City Council has approved an ordinance allowing the city to impound buses and fine operators dropping off migrants without notice as Marengo is set to vote on a similar measure. The council unanimously passed the ordinance, which ratified the mayor’s December executive order, on Tuesday evening. It went into effect immediately. “The […]

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North Chicago, Grayslake, Waukegan and Highwood pass ordinances cracking down on migrant bus drop-offs

Waukegan, North Chicago, Grayslake and Highwood have passed ordinances that will allow the towns to impound buses and fine operators if they drop off migrants without approval. Grayslake Mayor Rhett Taylor introduced an ordinance that requires buses that drop off migrants in Grayslake to have insurance, pay fees and taxes, provide a manifest and submit […]