Illinois sending $41.5 million to 6 Chicago-area governments taking in migrants

To date, Illinois taxpayers have spent $328 million to support foreign migrants

(The Center Square) – Six Chicago-area local governments are set to receive more than $41 million in taxpayer-funded grants from the state of Illinois to serve some of the 15,000 non-citizen migrant arrivals. 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at first, the state was helping pay for hotel stays for new migrants in Chicago. 

“And that worked for a little while,” Pritzker said. “It doesn't work well for providing all the services that are necessary. So we’ve moved off of that and are assisting in every other way we can.”

He also asked other governments throughout Illinois to volunteer to take in the migrants and provide services.