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Jawaun Woods, suspect in South Shore train station stabbing. (Credit: Police provided photo)

Homeless Man Gets 20 Years For Knife Attack At East Chicago Train Station

Jawaun Dontell Woods, 25, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the charge in the Nov. 26 assault at the South Shore station.

10/25/2013

Yancarlo Garcia (Credit: Elgin Police Department)

Murder Trial Begins In Death Of Homeless Man Hit With Fire Extinguisher

Two years ago Aug. 11, at about 1:30 a.m. on a moonless night, then-22-year-old Yancarlo Garcia of Chicago threw a 15-pound fire extinguisher off the roof of the Fulton Street Parking Deck in downtown Elgin.

07/30/2013

Arizona tourist Jennifer Foster took this picture of kindness by a NYPD officer toward a homeless man. (Facebook)

Viral Picture Of NY Cop Helping Homeless Man Inspires People Here

Here in Chicago, similar acts of kindness happen every day without the fanfare. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

11/30/2012

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Teen Surrenders In Attack On Homeless Man At CTA Stop

A teen has turned himself in to police, after allegedly being seen punching an older homeless man in a startling viral video filmed at the Chicago Avenue Red Line subway stop.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

Jackson Red Line Stop

Homeless Man Slashes 2 Harassers At Jackson Red Line Stop

A fight turned violent overnight at a CTA Red Line subway station downtown.

10/04/2011

Yancarlo Garcia (Credit: Elgin Police Department)

Chicago Man Charged With Killing Homeless Man With Fire Extinguisher

A Chicago man has been charged with killing a homeless man in Elgin by throwing a fire extinguisher off the top of a parking garage.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

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Man Found Badly Beaten, Sodomized In Loop

A bloody homeless man was found walking in the Loop early Saturday morning after being beaten and sodomized with a tree branch, according to police.

03/26/2011

Cold Thermometer

Cold Not A Factor In Two Men’s Deaths

The deaths of two men initially believed to be possible victims of the cold were determined to be natural deaths on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Homeless Man Found Dead Near Compactor Was Not Crushed

The homeless man who was found dead Monday morning near a trash compactor on Lower Michigan Avenue was not crushed by the compactor but died of heart disease, an autopsy Tuesday found.

12/21/2010

McDonalds's Near Wrigley

Sailor Stabbed By Homeless Man Inside McDonald’s

A man is in custody after allegedly stabbing a sailor during a brawl that erupted inside the McDonald’s across from Wrigley Field early Sunday, police said.

11/28/2010

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Man, 94, Dead After Beaten By Homeless Man He Helped

An elderly Northwest Side man beaten and robbed twice by a homeless man in separate home invasions died Wednesday afternoon.

11/25/2010