Homeless Youth, Advocates Rally Outside Thompson Center Against Social Service CutsHomeless young people and other advocates rallied outside the Thompson Center today, crying out against cuts in social services during the budget impasse, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Advocates, Homeless Say Tent City Erected To Draw Attention To Harassment By CityA 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.
Oak Park Restaurant Helps Customers Help The HomelessDiners 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.
Chicago Rap Duo Making Satirical Video To Draw Attention To HomelessnessSome young Chicago performers took their act to an unlikely place recently, Lower Wacker Drive, to deliver a message.
Signs Compare Homeless To Rodents, Call For 'Help To Eliminate' ProblemSigns on the North Side appear to be targeting the homeless, comparing them with rodents who need to be eradicated.
Suspicious Letter Sent To White House Linked To Homeless Chicago ManIt 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.
Lake County Group Gearing Up To Fight Homeless PlanA 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.
City Conducts Homeless CountThe Department of Family and Support Services started the “point-in-time” count at 8 p.m. Thursday and was expected to wrap up overnight.
Mother, Son Living In Shack Near Jail Plead For HelpIt'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.
City Aims To End Homelessness Among Vets By End Of 2015The city has launched a multi-agency effort to end homelessness among veterans in Chicago by the end of next year.
Funeral Home Owner Offers To Pay Rent For Homeless JRW Player's FamilyThe 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.
Man Homeless For 18 Years Reunited With FamilyA 58-year-old Chicago man - homeless for 18 years - has been reunited with his family.