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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

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.

10/24/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

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

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