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Little Village Shelter for Asylum Seekers Begins Accepting Families (

Press Release - January 10, 2024
CHICAGO-A new State-supported shelter is beginning to serve asylum seekers in Chicago today. The location is the site of a former CVS in the Little Village neighborhood. The shelter will be part of the City of Chicago's existing asylum seeker shelter system and will house approximately 220 people as they transition to independent living.

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State of Illinois Combats Human Trafficking and Supports Survivors
Press Release - January 11, 2024
CHICAGO- Today, the State of Illinois is recognizing Human Trafficking Awareness Day, part of the larger Human Trafficking Awareness Month, in an effort to raise awareness about one of the most under-reported and under-identified crimes. Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to control another person for labor or commercial sex act purposes. Every year millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide, including in the United States and in Illinois.

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