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Social Security Backlogs Leave Unhoused Populations Vulnerable

or the past six months, Michelle Thomas, a youth case manager at The Night Ministry has been trying to get a new Social Security card for her twenty-two-year-old houseless client. After months of contacting different offices and scheduling an emergency visit to a Social Security Administration (SSA) office that was initially denied, Thomas’s client is […]

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As Illinois Bans Immigration Detention in the State, What Will Happen to People Currently Detained?

ov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Illinois Way Forward Act on August 2, dramatically restricting the way local law enforcement will be able to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Illinois.  “The Illinois Way Forward Act strengthens the TRUST Act by taking immigration status off the table in all state procedures where it […]

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Half of Chicago fully vaccinated As of July 20 fifty percent of Chicagoans are vaccinated, according to South Side Weekly‘s tracker on Twitter @ChiVaxBot. While we’re hopeful that Illinois and the rest of the country are overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic as more people are gradually getting the shots, the coronavirus variant known as Delta is […]