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Texas artist Willie Baronet is walking around Chicago, buying signs from homeless people. for an art exhibit he's putting together. He bought two from Ulysses for $20, after they met on the Michigan Avenue Bridge.(Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

Artist Buying Signs From Homeless For Exhibit

A Texas artist mas walking around Chicago on Friday, buying the signs homeless people use to try to get people to give them money.

07/18/2014

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Homeless Man’s Lawsuit: Joliet Cops Drove Him To Small Town, Dumped Him During Winter Freeze

Brian Davidson is suing the city of Joliet, hoping a federal judge will strike down a city law that outlaws panhandling. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

07/17/2014

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Group Hopes Foreclosed Properties Can House Homeless LGBT Youth

The numbers are stunning: Gays and lesbians make up nearly half of all homeless youth in Chicago. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

05/02/2014

Zac Lowing, street photographer (CBS)

Street Photographer Close To Being Evicted

Zac Lowing, at age 50, lives in a little apartment, his rent subsidized by his eye. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

02/03/2014

Christine. (Credit: CBS)

Homeless Woman In Hyde Park Refuses Offers To Move Inside To Shelter

CBS 2′s Jim Williams found one woman on Chicago’s streets who rejects even the best intentions.

01/07/2014

The verdict is out on toning, or round-healed, shoes. (CBS)

Foot Doctors Offer Exams, Shoes To The Homeless

It’s important the homeless have good footwear since most of them are on the street all day because shelters are only open at night.

12/04/2013

A view from beneath Chicago's Loop. (CBS)

Beneath Chicago Streets, Homeless Huddle In The Cold

There are an estimated 116,000 homeless in Chicago. Many of them camp out beneath the city, wrapped in tattered, filthy blankets. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

11/29/2013

A homeless person (CBS)

Veteran Has Been Helping The Homeless For Nearly 25 Years

Even though 64-year-old Jim Proffitt has been feeding the homeless since 1989, he said it’s not his occupation.

10/18/2013

Derrick Ray (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Throwing Bottles Of Urine At Cops In Uptown

Derrick Ray, 41, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery of a peace officer, three misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer, and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass.

09/05/2013

A homeless person (CBS)

Homeless Moms Seek Sense Of Normalcy Ahead Of Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser set out to learn what the day means to some moms living in somewhat unusual circumstances.

WBBM Newsradio–05/10/2013

The Backpack Bed. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

‘Backpack Bed’ Designed To Help Homeless

Homeless people in Chicago have been getting a little sample this week of a product that’s designed to make their life a little more comfortable on the street.

05/03/2013

A homeless person (CBS)

City Trying To Evict Homeless From Underpass

Despite efforts by the city to clear the homeless out of the Wilson Avenue underpass on Lake Shore Drive, a couple remain defiant. WBBM’s Bob Roberts spoke with them.

03/23/2013

A protest outside Alderman Jim Cappleman's Uptown office. (Credit: CBS)

Protest Held Outside Ald. Cappelman’s Office

First it was pigeons and then, the homeless. Hundreds of protestors in uptown are angry at the alderman there over what they say are decisions that don’t respect his constituents, reports CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

03/06/2013

A homeless person (CBS)

City Conducts Biennial Census Of Homeless Population

More than 200 volunteers and city employees fanned out overnight, counting the city’s homeless, but it was not driven by the cold snap.

WBBM Newsradio–01/23/2013

Melvin Washington, who was once homeless, now has an apartment in the River North neighborhood, thanks to assistance from the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness. (Credit: CBS)

Once Homeless, Thousands Living In Permanent Homes Thanks To Chicago Alliance

It’s a staggering number to consider: 6,500 people in Chicago are homeless, despite an advocacy group’s 10-year effort to end homelessness by the end of this year. But thousands of others have received help to get off the streets.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

A homeless person (CBS)

Bucktown Residents Want To Boot Homeless Trio From Underpass

Some residents of the trendy Bucktown neighborhood want to see a homeless encampment taken down, but it appears that the law is on the side of the people living there. One resident said passersby need to stop “feeding the bears.”

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

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Housing Advocates Want Homeless Put In Vacant CHA Apartments

Several groups are calling on the Chicago Housing Authority to start putting the homeless in some of the thousands of vacant housing units scheduled for demolition.

10/03/2012

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Aurora Homeless Shelter Nearing Capacity

A west suburban homeless shelter is bursting at the seams, and the director believes it’s because of schools beginning and utilities ending.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

A homeless person (CBS)

City’s New Homelessness Strategy Focusing On Youths

The Emanuel administration has launched a new effort to reduce homelessness throughout the city, with help from the private sector, and a focus on young people.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

A craftsman displays a Bowie knife he made that is for sale at the Nations Gunshow on November 21, 2009 in Chantilly, Virginia. Vendors and collectors of current and vintage arms and accessories have gathered to buy sell and trade during the three day event. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Stabs Homeless Woman In Face, Abdomen With Bowie Knife

Police say the suspect attacked the woman with the weapon in the Gold Coast neighborhood after a “verbal altercation” escalated.

07/22/2012

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