Almost every major city in America is experiencing a homeless problem right now.
In Chicago, where it can get pretty cold in winter, employees at O’Hare Airport claim that homeless people are taking over the place, making a mess and even making workers feel unsafe.
The Daily Mail reports:
Filthy homeless encampment is set up INSIDE Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, with vagrants now living next to baggage belts in crime-ridden Windy City
Homeless encampments have sprung up inside crime-riddled Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport terminal leaving some concerned for their safety as images of people sleeping in filthy makeshift shelters have emerged.
Thousands of people sleeping rough have sought refuge at the popular airline hub, with many setting up shelters inside the terminal buildings.
Passengers were quick to snap the deteriorating situation with one Twitter user posting a photo of several people sleeping among a throng of belongings near Terminal 1 of the airport.
Other shocking photos show one man collapsed inside an entrance vestibule, another slumped over with no shoes on and a group of half a dozen people who have taken over an indoor area next to the escalators.
O’Hare’s growing problem is just a snapshot of a citywide homelessness crisis bubbling under the surface of city decaying from soaring crime rates.
More from CBS News in Chicago:
Thousands of Chicago homeless people seek refuge from the cold inside O’Hare. Employees sent us photos of people sleeping on heater vents, using the terminal to dry their clothes, and trashing airport bathrooms.
“It’s out of control,” Chatman said.
Vonkisha Chatman and Catherine Thompson are tasked with cleaning up the mess.
“None of us feel safe,” said Chatman.
Chatman and Thompson work overnight hours as custodians in Terminal 1 and 2 at O’Hare – where they aren’t always covered by security. They both say they have been harassed by the homeless community, who set up camp during their shift.
“They will come up behind you. This one man followed us last night,” Thompson said. “From the time we get here until the time we leave in the morning, they will be here.”
Here’s a video report:
All of this unfolds as our leaders in Washington just keep sending boatloads of taxpayer dollars to Ukraine.
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