Low Income

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

City Offering $5 Divvy Memberships To Low-Income Residents

Low-income residents in Chicago are being offered significant discounts on the city’s popular Divvy bike-sharing program.


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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.


Carlos Farmer works at the Anixter packaging center. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago’s Anixter Center Celebrates Nearly A Century Of Service

It might appear to be your average packaging company on Chicago’s North side, but its employees make the Anixter center different from the others.


Jeremiah Douchee, a Hales Franciscan student, is going to the Ivy League. (CBS)

Talented Low-Income Students Shying Away From Top Colleges: Study

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley explains why.


1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Non-Profit Provides Tax Help For Low-Income Families

The nonprofit Center for Economic Progress will be in 15 communities this tax season.



Low-Income Families To Begin Applying For Heating Assistance

Nov. 1 has arrived, and no doubt, radiators and furnaces have been turned on for many residents. For low-income families, help available to pay for heating costs.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

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Woman, Teenage Girl Hospitalized After Uptown High-Rise Fire

A woman and a teenage girl are recovering, after being injured in an electrical fire in a high-rise apartment building.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

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New Transit Cards Going Out For Low-Income Seniors

New RTA fare cards are going out to 427,000 Chicago-area seniors sooner than expected.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

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4,000 Prom Dresses To Be Given Away In Elgin

Area high school girls are getting a chance to be belles of the ball at their upcoming proms without breaking the bank.

WBBM Newsradio–04/13/2011

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End Of Line For The Enterprising Kitchen

Once called an “iconic social enterprise”, a one of a kind business in Chicago that trained low income women for work, has shut down.

WBBM Newsradio–12/15/2010