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Chicago Homelessness

Artist's Reimagined Cardboard Signs Help Shine A Light On Chicago's Homeless

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.30.2015 | Good News

In a project called the Urban Type Experiment, a Chicago art director is redesigning homeless people’s signs help raise awareness about homelessness...

Another Major U.S. City Vows To End Veteran Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.26.2014 | Impact

A city known for its deep dish pizza and windy weather wants another claim to fame: a community without a single homeless vet. On Sept. 16, Chicag...

Non-Profit Distributes Backpacks Custom-Designed For The Homeless

Posted 10.31.2013 | Chicago

Last year, Chicago businessman Ron Kaplan embarked on a mission -- to distribute, free of charge, a high-quality, custom-designed backpack the city's ...

Homeless Man's Plea For Dignity Inspires Outpouring Of Kindness

Posted 04.25.2013 | Chicago

Updated story As one of Chicago's more than 105,000 estimated homeless citizens, Ronald Davis' story of struggling to survive on the streets may no...

City's Eviction Of The Homeless From Uptown Underpass Angers Advocates

Posted 03.26.2013 | Chicago

Though weeks have passed since Ald. James Cappleman raised the ire of the Uptown neighborhood in a flap with a Salvation Army food truck that serves t...

Once Homeless Teen Gets Full Scholarship To Stanford

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.15.2013 | Impact

Just six years ago, Lane Gunderman was shuffling through homeless shelters with his family. Now, the science wiz is gearing up to go to Stanford Unive...

Mayor Touts City's Cost-Cutting Homeless Solution

Chicago Tribune | Posted 08.24.2012 | Chicago

Catholic Charities is taking over as the agency giving people late-night rides to shelters as part of Chicago's latest plan to fight homelessness. ...

LGBT Homeless Youth Shelter Opens In Humboldt Park

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times: It took years of revised plans and fundraising, but on March 3 Vida/SIDA cut the ribbon on i...

What Is Necessary

Ed Shurna | Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

The Occupy Movement rightly attacks the disparity between the top 1 percent and the other 99 percent. The rich are getting richer. The middle class treads water. And the poor, working or not, are drowning.

LISTEN: A Report On Homeless Youth In Chicago

Gapers Block | Posted 07.13.2011 | Chicago

On any given night there's an estimated 2,000 homeless youth on Chicagoland streets, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago report in 2005. ...

Chicago Homeless Magazine Wises Up

Chicago Journal | Posted 06.04.2011 | Chicago

Lance Bartel has never shaken a cup. Just two years ago, he was working as a chief on board for a rail company, monitoring customer safety and the tra...

Chicago HOPES Making A Difference For Homeless Children

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a typical weekday, Chicagoans will pass dozens of children with their backpacks heading to school. But what many don't know is that there are 15...

Homeless Man Apparently Crushed To Death By Trash Compactor

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Police are investigating the death of a man who was found apparently crushed to death Monday morning near a trash compactor at a Magnificent Mile addr...