Homeless people in Chicago have been getting a little sample this week of a product that’s designed to make their life a little more comfortable on the street.
Despite efforts by the city to clear the homeless out of the Wilson Avenue underpass on Lake Shore Drive, a couple remain defiant. WBBM’s Bob Roberts spoke with them.
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.
More than 200 volunteers and city employees fanned out overnight, counting the city’s homeless, but it was not driven by the cold snap.
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.
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.”
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.
A west suburban homeless shelter is bursting at the seams, and the director believes it’s because of schools beginning and utilities ending.
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.
Police say the suspect attacked the woman with the weapon in the Gold Coast neighborhood after a “verbal altercation” escalated.
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.
CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson praises a new restaurant in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood that offers something for people of all economic backgrounds.
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.
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.