Information on the Asylum Seekers Disaster Proclamation

IEMA speaks with police officer

​In the ongoing effort to support our local, county, and state partners in the disaster proclamation for the asylum seekers from Texas, IEMA will provide information and specifics here on this page to help share and coordinate current information.


For those wishing to make donations of goods, the City of Chicago is directing those interested to visit for a list of NEW items needed along with drop-off locations located citywide. 
Additionally, Cook County Government has an Amazon Wish List for Cook County Health which is dealing directly with families at Wish List. Please note, donations will not be accepted directly at any of the facilities housing the new arrivals. 

Donations Needed

Information, documents, and links

Email your questions/inquiries to the Joint Information Center via Illinois Emergency Management Agency Public Information Officer Kevin Sur (