A small tent city has been erected in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side where advocates for the homeless and the homeless, themselves, are trying to call attention to their treatment by the city, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Diners can pay and extra $3 when paying their bill. When they do, a plastic token is placed in a ceramic jar on the counter. Then Monday through Wednesday, homeless people can come in to get free meals.
Some young Chicago performers took their act to an unlikely place recently, Lower Wacker Drive, to deliver a message.
Signs on the North Side appear to be targeting the homeless, comparing them with rodents who need to be eradicated.
It contained a milky white substance that tested negative at first for cyanide, and then positive during a second test. It’s being tested a third time.
A group of Lake County residents has formed a community organization, and begun pooling money, to fight a plan to move chronically homeless people suffering from mental illnesses to a residential neighborhood near Lake Zurich.
The Department of Family and Support Services started the “point-in-time” count at 8 p.m. Thursday and was expected to wrap up overnight.
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.
The city has launched a multi-agency effort to end homelessness among veterans in Chicago by the end of next year.
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.
A 58-year-old Chicago man – homeless for 18 years – has been reunited with his family.
A Texas artist mas walking around Chicago on Friday, buying the signs homeless people use to try to get people to give them money.
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.
The numbers are stunning: Gays and lesbians make up nearly half of all homeless youth in Chicago. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
Zac Lowing, at age 50, lives in a little apartment, his rent subsidized by his eye. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams found one woman on Chicago’s streets who rejects even the best intentions.
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.
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.
Even though 64-year-old Jim Proffitt has been feeding the homeless since 1989, he said it’s not his occupation.
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.