A Chicago city council committee to consider additional funding for migrants

The City Council Budget Committee will meet today to consider Mayor Johnson’s request for $70 million to help care for migrants coming to Chicago. Most of the money would come from a reserve fund set up for migrants, and the rest from rainy day funds. The city has spent nearly $300 million to help feed, shelter and care for migrants since 2022. If passed the full city council must approve the funding. Over 34,000 migrants have come to Chicago since the crisis began, there are currently 10,000 living in city shelters.