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State Provides Hotel Shelter for High-Risk Asylum-Seeker Families in Need of Space to Quarantine After Potential Exposure to Measles

CHICAGO - Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced $17 million in additional funding for municipalities to support asylum seekers.

MARCH 14, 2024


Gov. Pritzker Announces Additional Funding to Municipalities to Support Asylum Seekers

SPRINGFIELD - Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced $17 million in additional funding for municipalities to support asylum seekers.

JANUARY 16, 2024


Little Village Shelter for Asylum Seekers Begins Accepting Families

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.

JANUARY 10, 2024


State Provides Update on New Landing Zone, Shelter Site for Asylum Seekers

CHICAGO - The State of Illinois is continuing to make progress on a data-driven approach to improve the asylum seeker response with a new intake center and shelter site set to launch this month.

JANUARY 03, 2024


State Deploys Additional Resources to Support Asylum Seeker Response

CHICAGO - In response to a recent influx of asylum seeker arrivals from Texas and at the request of the City of Chicago, the State is temporarily standing up hotel rooms to safely house families.

DECEMBER 24, 2023


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Illinois Taking Steps to Reduce High Rates of Homelessness in Black Community

A new study on Black homelessness from the University of Illinois Chicago found that Black Americans are four times more likely to experience homelessness than their White counterparts.

MAY 01, 2024


'A Safer City' Community Conversation: Addressing the Root Causes of Gun Violence

"Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices" host Joanna Hernandez on Monday moderated a community conversation with Lisa Daniels, founder of the Darren B. Easterling Center for Restorative Practices; Kathryn Bocanegra, assistant professor at UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work; and Quiwana Bell, the assistant secretary of firearm violence prevention for the state of Illinois.

APRIL 30, 2024


Pritzker announces new action plan to combat homelessness and address racial disparity

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced a new action plan to combat homelessness with money for rent and legal help and funds to specifically address racial disparities.

APRIL 25, 2024


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