Chicago won’t evict migrants until at least mid-March — a look at the possible impact. A new book teaches first-generation Latinos about navigating money and culture. And how a beauty salon is giving new arrivals opportunities.

School hallway file photo. (WTTW News)

The controversial program known as Invest In Kids took donations from people and businesses. It used that money to subsidize student tuition for low-income families at private and trade schools before expiring last year. Critics of the program say it takes away resources from the public schools the majority of state children attend. 

Two private schools say their doors are closing due to the loss of a controversial scholarship program. Calls for better bilingual education at Chicago Public Schools. And a taste of some modern Mexican cuisine as Chicago Restaurant Week keeps dishing.

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More than 5,000 English learners have enrolled in Chicago Public Schools over the course of the year, many of whom are the children of migrant families. The influx is shining a spotlight on the shortage of bilingual instructors and services at schools.

La Josie in the West Loop serves modern Mexican cuisine. (Emily Soto / WTTW News)

Chicago Restaurant Week is dishing out examples of the city’s diverse and delicious culinary scene. The 17-day celebration invites diners to get out and try new eateries, with specialized menus at more than 400 restaurants across the city.

New information on how the city says it addressed health concerns at a Pilsen migrant shelter. Jimmy Soto comes home after serving Illinois’ longest wrongful conviction sentence. And the opportunities and challenges of buying your first home.

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With rising home prices, living costs and more, saving for that next step can be intimidating. It’s causing many young adults to delay their purchase. The average age of first-time homebuyers has reached 36, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Jimmy Soto and his sister, Pilar More, look at family photos. (WTTW News)

In December, Jimmy Soto saw the sunrise over Lake Michigan for the first time in 42 years. He is now discovering a completely different world from the one he left.

A “Hats & Hot Chocolate” event in North Park. (Provided)

One Rogers Park resident is making it her mission to help migrants by giving them knitted and crocheted winter hats. She reached out to local and online crafting groups asking if others wanted to do the same.

A bus is parked at the migrant landing zone in the West Loop. (WTTW News)

Of the more than 30,000 migrants that have been sent to Chicago from the southern border, more than 200 were living at the city’s landing zone in the West Loop as of Thursday — using CTA buses as temporary shelters. 

Hundreds of migrants are using CTA buses as shelters at the city’s landing zone. Should citizenship be reserved for only those born here? And a community business hub is coming to Little Village.

Breaking ground at the site of Xquina Incubator & Café on Dec. 5, 2023. (Provided)

Little Village is known for its business corridor and its Latino entrepreneurship. A space coming to the heart of the neighborhood is designed to help those without access to resources kickstart a business.

People at a naturalization ceremony. (WTTW News)

Some Republican presidential candidates said they want to do away with birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants living in the U.S. unlawfully. Right now, anyone born in the United States automatically becomes a U.S. citizen.

The latest on the financial toll of the migrant crisis that’s gripping Chicago. How the city’s suburbs are trying to curb unannounced migrant drop-offs. And a look at what homebuyers and sellers can expect to see in 2024.

File photo of a home for sale. (WTTW News)

Interest rates saw record highs last year, reaching almost 8% and raising concerns for first-time buyers looking to get into the market. This was until 2023 saw a slight decline beginning in November. The trend is expected to continue, sparking interest again for that group.

Casa Monarca in Uptown offers housing and support services to asylum seekers. (WTTW News)
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Chicago’s 60-day shelter-stay limit has asylum seekers looking to find permanent housing in the area. A new privately funded apartment-style living arrangement has been in the works since October and could offer a solution.