April 25, 2024
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Oak Park extends migrants’ stay, acquires more funds for help  


The Village of Oak Park has reached an agreement with the West Cook YMCA and The Carleton Hotel of Oak Park to provide shelter for migrants until Feb. 29, according to a Dec. 29 memorandum from the Emergency Operations Center. 

In December, officials said that migrants staying at these locations would have to move out by Jan. 31. New funding has allowed migrants to stay an additional month. 

“We want to work with the migrants and asylum seekers so they can find networks and a community that will enable them to thrive,” village president Vicki Scaman said. “That may or may not be within the Village of Oak Park.” 



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