Sarah's Circle In Uptown Aims To Eliminate Homelessness One Woman At A TimeJune Merritt is celebrating four years since she was forced to live on the streets. She’s found a home in a permanent apartment at Sarah’s Circle.
Cook County Group Gets $6M Grant To Fight Youth HomelessnessThe group will use the funds to develop a plan to prevent and to end homelessness for people under the age of 25 through partnerships, new housing and services.
Rhymefest On His First Film Role, Kanye And CommonRhymefest said the organic way he came to play a homeless man in the film taught him a valuable lesson about life: "Everybody's out here chasing a career when we really need to chase our origin story. We really need to chase who we are."
Airbnb Brought $8.2 Million In Taxes To Chicago Last YearThe City of Chicago collected $8.2 million in tax revenue from local Airbnb hosts in 2018.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Create $2 billion Fund To Fight HomelessnessEarlier this month, Bezos and his wife donated $10 million to With Honor, a nonpartisan organization and super PAC looking to boost the number of veterans in politics.
DuPage County Residents Sleep Outside One Night To Raise Awareness Of Homelessness IssuesHundreds of DuPage County residents will be sleeping outside Saturday to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness in the suburbs.
City Meets With Homeless, Advocates In Uptown On New Program Designed To Provide Permanent Housing City officials, advocates for the homeless, North Side residents and the homeless met today about a pilot program designed to provide permanent housing and services to dozens of homeless people.
Suburban Teen Making Hygiene Kits For Homeless WomenA suburban 14 year old is going beyond the classroom and helping homeless women in a way few people even think about.
Man Camping Out On Michigan Avenue To Raise Awareness For HomelessnessFrom a ward of the state, to a community activist, a Chicago man is leading a "sleep-out" to highlight homelessness.
Housing For Homeless Veterans Opening At Hines VA HospitalA window of opportunity was opening Friday morning for the approximately 1,000 homeless veterans living in Chicago.
Survey: Homelessness, Hunger Rose In Chicago In 2013Homelessness 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.
Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe's Struggle Post Military LifeWhen 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.
Veterans Camp Out In Icy Weather To Raise Awareness Of HomelessnessThe Columbia College student veterans said it was worth enduring a full day and night of single digit and below zero wind chills.
Homeless Advocate Staging Play About His Father's StruggleA longtime advocate for the homeless has begun channeling his efforts in a new direction.
City's New Homelessness Strategy Focusing On YouthsThe 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.