Chicago’s Migrant Crisis Intensifies as Tent Cities Emerge

By Karalynn Cromack, Riley Malcolm and Justin Valle • December 4th, 2023

Migrant tent camp set up on 14th St. and Racine St. on November 29th. Photo Since August of 2022, Chicago has been sent more than 24,000 asylum seekers, primarily Venezuelans fleeing political and economic turmoil. Grassroots efforts from nonprofits are trying to help the transition.

Data: Increased Young Voter Turnout Played Key Role in Johnson’s Win

By Laaiba Mahmood and Karlie Sanchez • April 26th, 2023

election header image Young voters helped Brandon Johnson win the Chicago mayor's race, according to an analysis of Board of Elections data. The 25-to-34 age group had 17,000 more voters in the runoff than in the general election.