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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

Cabrini Green Row Houses

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

Hesed House

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

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: New Panera Caters To All Income Levels

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson praises a new restaurant in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood that offers something for people of all economic backgrounds.

06/21/2012

Wayne L. Field III is charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into the home of Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams and stealing Williams' clothes and World Series ring. (Courtesy Chicago Police Department)

Man Who Broke Into Sox GM’s House Deemed Unfit For Trial

A judge has found a homeless man who broke into White Sox general manager Kenny Williams’ house and defrosted a lobster unfit to stand trial.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

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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.

02/03/2012

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.

12/23/2011

Homer Glen Fire 1221

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

(credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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…

11/18/2011

Sleep Out Saturday

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

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