Chicago’s Standard Club: The shuttered club near the Dirksen Federal Building is being used to house 761 migrants now and up to 1,200 in the coming months

CHICAGO SUN TIMES
Storied Standard Club latest to house asylum-seekers
Fran Spielman
May 5, 2023

For 150 years, the Standard Club was a mecca for Chicago’s business titans, many of them Jews who were banned by the discriminatory membership policies of the University Club and Union League Club. Now, the shuttered club near the Dirksen Federal Building is being used to house 761 asylum-seekers, a number that could grow to as many as 1,200 in the coming months. “As the city continues to respond to this humanitarian crisis,” the club is one of the sites being used as a temporary shelter to support new arrivals, a city statement said in response to questions from the Chicago Sun-Times. It’s been a temporary shelter since March 1, the city stated. READ MORE

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