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.
Before a day of opening presents, a few Chicago residents got together to do some good for the city’s homeless residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Ahead of a bitterly cold and snowy winter, Chicago area homeless shelters are worried government funding cuts will mean more people on the streets.
An outpouring of public donations has paid for the cremation of a homeless Vietnam-era veteran who was killed in downtown Elgin.
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.
After a tragic life, an Elgin man’s children say they at least want their father to have the kind of funeral he wanted.
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is concerned about police station lobbies becoming homeless shelters in bad weather.
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.
While many Chicagoans have plenty of options to escape the heat, it’s not so easy for the homeless.
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.
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.
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.
The organization behind StreetWise magazine is stepping up efforts to keep panhandlers off the streets and safe.