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Formerly Homeless Man Gets Work As Job Outlook Rebounds

Paladin Nathaniel was a homeless, unemployed social worker until last August, when he walked into a jobs fair at Chicago State University. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.


A homeless person (CBS)

Chicagoans Help Feed Homeless For Christmas

Before a day of opening presents, a few Chicago residents got together to do some good for the city’s homeless residents.

WBBM Newsradio–12/25/2011

Mother Betty Price feeds the homeless of Englewood. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Mother Betty Price, Cook To The Less Fortunate

This is known as the season for giving, but in Englewood there is a woman who gives year-round. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


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Homer Glen Residents Help Family Start Over After Fire Guts Home

A Homer Glen family who lost their home in a fire earlier this week gained an entire community’s good will, as neighbors have rallied behind them.

CBS 2–12/21/2011

WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon

WBBM Radiothon: The Many Ways The Salvation Army Makes A Difference

WBBM Newsradio’s annual Good Neighbor Radiothon is underway, this year benefiting the Salvation Army. Here is a look at the numerous ways in which the Salvation Army makes a difference to those in need in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–12/16/2011

A homeless person (CBS)

Homeless Advocates Protest New Rules For Federal Aid

It’s bad enough not having a place to sleep every night, now things could soon get worse, with homeless people having to prove they don’t have a place to live to get federal assistance. But advocates for the homeless plan to go to Washington, D.C., to try to bring a halt to new federal rules and stop the red tape before it starts.

CBS 2–12/14/2011

A line of homeless people, most of them in their 20s, line up for a free meal at an outreach center on Halsted Street. (Credit: CBS)

Homeless Youth Population Spiking Amid Recession

New numbers out Tuesday reveal child homelessness is up 38% during this recession, which means a staggering 1.6 million American children are homeless annually.

CBS 2–12/13/2011

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Family Guide To Thanksgiving Volunteering

Consider volunteering your time at one of many places that help those in need during the holidays. There are a variety of tasks you could do from cooking, serving food, preparing care packages, driving, and even just visiting…


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Up To 2,000 To Experience Homelessness For 1 Night

As many as 2,000 people will experience homelessness for one night in the western suburbs, in an effort to draw attention and raise funds for homeless families.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011

A homeless person (CBS)

Shelter Cuts Will Put More Homeless On Streets, Advocates Say

Ahead of a bitterly cold and snowy winter, Chicago area homeless shelters are worried government funding cuts will mean more people on the streets.


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Donations Pour In To Pay For Cremation For Slain Homeless Man

An outpouring of public donations has paid for the cremation of a homeless Vietnam-era veteran who was killed in downtown Elgin.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Isaac Denson (left) and Wahid Rashad (right), who are both homeless, are running in the 2011 Chicago Marathon. (Credit: CBS)

Homeless Runners To Compete In Chicago Marathon

On Sunday, 45,000 runners will pound the pavement in the Chicago Marathon. Crossing the finish line after 26.2 grueling miles will a be life changing moment, but even more so for two men who hope it’s the start of a successful run towards turning their lives around.

CBS 2–10/04/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Family Wants Funeral For Homeless Elgin Man Killed In Fire Extinguisher Attack

After a tragic life, an Elgin man’s children say they at least want their father to have the kind of funeral he wanted.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2011

Ogden District Police Station

Officers: Police Stations Shouldn’t Be Homeless Shelters

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is concerned about police station lobbies becoming homeless shelters in bad weather.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

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Student Homelessness On The Rise

Illinois educators are bracing for another rise in the number of homeless students. Last year, 35,619 Illinois students were homeless — up more than 1,800 students from the previous year and continuing a disturbing three-year trend, CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.


A homeless person (CBS)

Heat Wave Especially Hard On The Homeless

While many Chicagoans have plenty of options to escape the heat, it’s not so easy for the homeless.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2011


Homeless Man Held In Murder Of World War II Vet, 94

A homeless man has been held without bond, on charges that he killed a 94-year-old World War II veteran who let the man stay at his home last year.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Jimmy Butler

Bulls’ Butler Goes From Homeless To First Round Pick

There was a time when Jimmy Butler didn’t have a home. Considering he now has one in the NBA, he sure has come a long way.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

A homeless person (CBS)

Wheaton Man Wants To Convert Old School For Homeless

A Wheaton builder is holding a rally for the homeless this evening at the old Hubble Middle School, hoping to drum up support for his vision to transform the building into a center for the homeless.

WBBM Newsradio–04/14/2011


StreetWise Seeks To Keep The Needy Safe

The organization behind StreetWise magazine is stepping up efforts to keep panhandlers off the streets and safe.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2011