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What $3.7 billion could do for Chicago

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It is hard not to wonder what kind of impact $3.7 billion — the amount President Obama has requested to deal with the child migrant border crisis — might have on the traumatized children of Chicago’s South Side.

If a humanitarian crisis is, as the Humanitarian Coalition defines it, “an event or series of events which represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or well-being of a community or other large group of people, usually over a wide area,” Chicago’s neediest neighborhoods certainly fit the bill.

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