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217 Today: As Chicago struggles to shelter migrants, neighboring Oak Park steps in

The exterior of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is pictured on Nov. 7. The congregation opened its doors to shelter nearly 120 migrants from cold weather earlier this month.

Monday, November 20, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a more than $300 million dollar rate hike for Peoples Gas.
  • Not all Jewish people agree with the actions of the Israeli military amid Israel’s ongoing attack on Gaza.
  • The Fighting Illini men’s basketball won last night against the Southern Jaguars, 88-to-60.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll hear about a Western Chicago suburb trying to help with Chicago’s migrant crisis.

Reporting today contributed by Nour Longi, Colin Hislope and Esther Yoon-Ji Kang.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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