Illinois will be expanding non-citizen intake center, shelter and food spending
By Greg Bishop THE CENTER SQUARE
January 10, 2024
An article published on Jan. 3, 2024 by Greg Bishop of The Center Square states that the state of Illinois is opening a new intake center and shelter site to process the continued influx of non-citizen migrants. An additional $2 million in food service contracts for shelters in Chicago are also being extended by the state through Jan. 15.
Funding for Wednesday’s announced operations come from $160 million of state taxpayer funds Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced in Nov..
The plan comes after more than 60 buses were sent to Illinois from Texas between Dec. 20-27, with nearly 2,500 new arrivals....