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Illinois, Cook County seeking more than $250M for migrant crisis

Posted on AllSides February 18th, 2024
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Looking to alleviate migrant pressures in Chicago, Gov. JB Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced a joint $252 million funding proposal Thursday. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson has been adamant in his request for more state and federal funding as the city has taken in thousands of asylum seekers. More than 35,000 migrants have been sent to the city from Texas since August 2022. Pritzker is expected to request $182 million from the Illinois General Assembly during his budget address on Wednesday whereas Preckwinkle will be working with...

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