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Officials in large Midwestern cities including Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit were desperately trying to get the homeless off the streets.
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Emanuel said Chicago was turning five buses into makeshift warming centers moving around the city, some with nurses aboard, to encourage the homeless to come in from the cold.
«We’re bringing the warming shelters to them, so they can stay near all of their stuff and still warm up,» said Cristina Villarreal, spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Family and Support Services.
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Closing schools for an extended stretch isn’t an easy decision, even though most school districts build potential makeup days into their schedules, said Josh Collins, spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Education.
«Many students, they might have two working parents, so staying home might mean they’re not supervised,» canada goose outlet parka he said. «For some low income students, the lunch they receive at school might be their most nutritious meal of the day.»
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