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Chicago mayoral candidate targets Gary airport funding over deportations

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on Monday labeled Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico’s sudden call to pull funding from the Gary/Chicago International Airport as “political posturing.” On Monday, Chico held a news conference to suggest the city of Chicago pull out of a 1995 agreement that funnels $500,000 annually to the Gary airport, arguing that money […]

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Chico urges City Council to cancel Gary airport pact over deportation issue

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico implored the City Council on Monday to cancel a 1995 agreement that has allowed the Gary/Chicago International Airport to use $24 million from Chicago to improve an airport that is now being used to deport illegal immigrants. “The [Welcoming City] law today says we don’t use our money and we don’t […]

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As Chicago mayor, Gery Chico says he’d end funding for Gary airport where federal deportation flights start

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico wants Chicago to stop sending money across the state line to Gary-Chicago International Airport in northwest Indiana. Chico on Monday said the flights that federal immigration officials operate from the airport to deport people who are in the country illegally are not in keeping with Chicago’s welcoming city status and that the decades-old […]

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Chico Calls for End to Pact with Gary-Chicago Airport

As a Welcoming City, Chicago diverts funds to airport deporting immigrants CHICAGO — Mayoral candidate Gery Chico on Monday called for the Chicago City Council to dissolve the 23-year-old compact agreement between the Chicago and Gary airports, which is deporting immigrants from the Midwest on a near weekly basis. “We are a Welcoming City for […]

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