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217 Today: St. Louis groups seek to resettle Chicago migrants to boost workforce and population

Asylum-seekers, mostly from Venezuela, hang out in front of an encampment outside the Chicago Police District 3 station in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The nonprofit International Institute of St. Louis is partnering with unions and philanthropic leaders to resettle hundreds of migrants in their city.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • Illinois lawmakers are heading back to Springfield Tuesday to address the governor’s vetoes.
  • Lawmakers in Washington D.C. have a little more than two months to pass the 2023 farm bill.
  • Governor J.B. Pritzker is with Arab American and Muslim groups to condemn what they say is a sharp increase in anti-Arab, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic hate.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about how one neighboring Midwestern state wants to help relocate migrants in Chicago.

Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Sarah Kellogg, Mawa Iqbal 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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