Rendering of Freedom’s Path. (Source: Housing Authority of Cook County)

Housing For Homeless Veterans Opening At Hines VA Hospital

A window of opportunity was opening Friday morning for the approximately 1,000 homeless veterans living in Chicago.


A homeless person (CBS)

Survey: Homelessness, Hunger Rose In Chicago In 2013

Homelessness and hunger rose slightly in Chicago in 2013, according to an annual survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Chicago was one of 25 cities surveyed about demand for emergency services.


Photo Courtesy of Michael Newcombe

Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.


A group of military veterans who are now students at Columbia College camped out for 24 hours to raise awareness of homelessness among veterans. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Veterans Camp Out In Icy Weather To Raise Awareness Of Homelessness

The Columbia College student veterans said it was worth enduring a full day and night of single digit and below zero wind chills.


A homeless person (CBS)

Homeless Advocate Staging Play About His Father’s Struggle

A longtime advocate for the homeless has begun channeling his efforts in a new direction.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2013

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

(Credit: CBS)

Jackson Spends Night At Homeless Shelter For King’s Birthday

The Rev. Jesse Jackson spent the night at a homeless shelter on Sunday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts to end poverty in America.

CBS 2–01/16/2012

Haiti Quake: One Year Later

Haiti Still Suffering, But Advancing, 2 Years After Earthquake

On this day two years ago, a devastating earthquake shook Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people and leaving more than a million homeless. Here is a look at the advances made since.

WBBM Newsradio–01/12/2012

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

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

Gery Chico

Chico Proposes Steps To Reduce Homelessness In Chicago

Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico laid out proposals to reduce homelessness in the city on Thursday. Newsradio 780’s Debra Dale reports.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2010

Deb Clark

Community Gathers To Help Crossing Guard

A potluck benefit is being held in Evanston Friday night, to keep a beloved crossing guard from becoming homeless.

CBS 2–11/12/2010