New U.S. citizens honored at 'Welcoming Day' festival

June 21, 2009 7:11:17 PM PDT
New citizens of the United States were invited to a special Welcoming Day festival.The event at Douglas Park featured free health screenings, employment information and other services to new Americans.

Participants also had access to information about housing and foreclosure prevention. Several state agencies, along with the Illinois Department of Human Services and some Chicago area organizations planned the festival.