Chicago Pushing to House Illegals in Kmart Building

Chicago Pushing to House Illegals in Kmart Building


The city of Chicago’s effort to house migrants at a vacant Southwest Side Kmart was temporarily halted amid rising concerns from South Side residents who are worried the city is focusing on illegal immigrants over the city’s own residents.The 96,000-square-foot Kmart shelter in the West Lawn neighborhood was scheduled to open in February but was postponed due to calls from the community for more transparency from the Chicago city government.“I have serious questions and concerns about the safety and humanity of the proposed Kmart facility and its amenities,” state Rep. Angie Guerrero-Cuellar told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I have asked state agencies to pause this project until they can ensure …

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