Pritzker kills Chicago’s plan to build immigrant tent at Brighton Park

Posted on AllSides December 6th, 2023
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) dropped controversial plans to build an immigrant shelter site in Brighton Park after the release of an environmental report on Friday that showed high levels of mercury and other contaminants on the lot. After several delays sparked by protests from neighboring residents and environmental concerns, Pritzker’s office said on Tuesday that construction would not move forward after Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson cleared the proposal to help shelter immigrants living at police stations and the airport. “My administration is committed to keeping asylum-seekers safe as we work...

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