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State Week: Dangerous cold raises concerns about migrant safety

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois

For months, concerns about housing migrants in Chicago have pointed out the city's winters can be deadly to those unprepared. With the coldest weather this season arriving, finding shelter for those who have been transported to the area is a major concern.

In some instances, city buses are being used to keep them warm at the designated landing zone. Meanwhile, other Illinois cities have seen buses bringing migrants from the border.

Also, we discuss the latest with Illinois' assault weapons ban and the recent conviction of former Chicago Alderman Ed Burke for corruption.

The former director of the Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) graduate program is Professor Charles N. Wheeler III, a veteran newsman who came to the University of Illinois at Springfield following a 24-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times.
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