Residents Push Back on City Plan to House Migrants
October 5, 2023 | Illinois
City officials were met with anger and frustration at Tuesday night’s 29th Ward community meeting amid a plan to convert the Amundsen Park field house into a migrant shelter.
West Side residents expressed concerns for their current youth and senior programming at the field house and the short notice given by Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration.
It marked the latest in a series of contentious community meetings across the city as officials work to find housing for the influx of thousands of migrants being sent from the southern border. (Excerpt from wttw.)