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Shirley Bennett outside the shack she lives in with her son. (Credit: CBS)

Mother, Son Living In Shack Near Jail Plead For Help

It’s often the search for one story that leads to another. That’s the case for CBS 2’s Brad Edwards. While investigating one issue, he happened upon an Original Report of desperate need this holiday.

12/16/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

City Aims To End Homelessness Among Vets By End Of 2015

The city has launched a multi-agency effort to end homelessness among veterans in Chicago by the end of next year.

09/16/2014

Jaheim Benton (Supplied Photo)

Funeral Home Owner Offers To Pay Rent For Homeless JRW Player’s Family

The owners of a Chicago funeral home is offering to pay rent for a year to provide a home for the family of a Jackie Robinson West Little League player, after learning they are homeless.

08/29/2014

Tommie Miller reunited with his family. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Man Homeless For 18 Years Reunited With Family

A 58-year-old Chicago man – homeless for 18 years – has been reunited with his family.

08/19/2014

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

Brian Davidson (CBS)

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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