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Illinois will be expanding non-citizen intake center, shelter and food spending


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. Buse...


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