- Two aldermen want voters to decide if Chicago should remain a so-called “sanctuary city.”
- Aldermen Anthony Beale and Anthony Napolitano have forwarded a resolution that calls for adding a referendum to the March 19 presidential primary ballot that asks residents for their take on whether Chicago should remain a safe haven for the thousands of migrants and refugees seeking asylum here.
Becoming a sanctuary city “was never done under the climate we have now. We weren’t spending … $600 million a year for illegal migrants to come into the communities like they are now. I think it has really outlasted its existence,” Beale said on “The Althimer Show.” “If we are going to continue to spend this kind of money, I think the people should have a voice if we should continue to have this designation or not.”