Chicago Reels From Fallout Of Toxic Metals At Proposed Migrant Shelter Camp

  • Plans for a multimillion-dollar tent camp that would have sheltered almost 2,000 migrants a night from the bitter winter cold are now being scrapped by the state after toxic chemicals and heavy metals were found onsite.
  • In the meantime, outside organizations — especially churches — are pitching in to help.
  • Three Chicago aldermen are now calling for the resignation of seven officials from Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration after the city insisted multiple times that the site was still safe to build on and that the most problematic levels of contamination had been removed.