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Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

June 29, 2020

Editor's Note: This story was reported over the past three months. On the corner of Wabash Avenue and Washington Street downtown, Arthur Epps III sat on a cardboard box with a sign that read "anything help...

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

April 16, 2018

In the nation’s higher education institutions, some students use their free time harnessing their creativity to craft art projects, music or films. Others try various ways to earn money for food by sel...

Students network with authors during departmental reading series

By Katherine Savage

February 26, 2018

In his forthcoming book, “A Guest in the House of Hip-Hop: How Rap Music Taught a Kid from Kentucky What a White Ally Should Be,” author Mickey Hess explores his past and how he became a Hip-Hop and American Culture professor at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The book, scheduled to be published Nov. 15 by Ig Publishing, “is my attempt to tackle what the hell I thought I was doing,” Hess said during a Feb....

The Health Outreach Bus tours different locations six days a week to provide basic medical needs for those who may not have access to health care. 

Shelters heat up while Chicago cools down

February 19, 2018

After cold spells and heavy snowfall, Chicagoans bundled up and headed indoors to avoid the winter freeze, but not everyone had a warm place to call home.Chicago experienced nine straight days of snow F...

Education Program moving to HHSS Department with suspended admissions

Education Program moving to HHSS Department with suspended admissions

October 2, 2017

The Early Childhood Education program and Teaching Artist and Education minors have been moved to the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department—dissolving the Education Department—and will no longer accept applications for the Fall 2018 Semester. Carol Rozansky, forme...

‘Chicago ID’ will offer more access to city services

‘Chicago ID’ will offer more access to city services

September 25, 2017

Chicago’s expanded municipal ID program is reaching out to under-served residents with limited access to city services.City Clerk Anna Valencia announced a “3-in-1” benefit to municipal ID holde...

Housing program finds homes for 100 families

Housing program finds homes for 100 families

May 1, 2017

High school student Sonitra Mitchell, 17, said she has been in and out of her grandmother’s house since birth—sometimes living with four different families at a time.Mitchell is one of the 82,212 homeless peop...

The Kombucha Room, 2355 N. Milwaukee Ave., will serve kombucha on tap starting April 29.

Tea on tap: Kombucha bar opening in Logan Square

April 24, 2017

Flavors of fermented tea that include rosemary, pineapple and jalapeño are among the 20 that will be on tap at The Kombucha Room, 2355 N. Milwaukee Ave., opening April 29. Logan Square’s  tap room w...

Mark Saulys, a resident of Tent City and organizer at One Northside, will benefit from the city's housing pilot program and move into a home soon, he said. 

Homeless lose refuge at Tent City

March 27, 2017

Below the busy Lake Shore Drive bridge over Wilson Avenue, snow and ice secures Mark Saulys’ tent to the cement. He has been homeless for more than a year but will trade his nylon walls for a sturdi...

CPD needs to ‘Be The Change’

December 5, 2016

More minorities will be taking the April 2017 hiring exam for the Chicago Police Department as the result of a city initiative, according an announcement Mayor Rahm Emanuel made on Nov. 18.The initiative, called Be The Change, is intended to increase the department’s diversity—currently 24.7 percent black, 18.8 percent Hispanic and 0.3 percent Asian, according to a September 2015 Governing Magazine article.  The initi...

Residents concerned about homeless in Altgeld Park

According to Illinois Sex Offenders Registry records, 13 registered sex offenders have a homeless shelter near Altgeld Park listed as their address, causing concern from locals.

By Eric Bradach

November 28, 2016

North Lawndale residents stopped using Altgeld Park in North Lawndale because of the large number of homeless people, said several locals alarmed by the recent uptick. The homeless, who spend their ni...

Protesters marched to fight against eviction of “Tent City” homeless in Uptown. The protest started at 760 W. Wilson Ave. and ended at 4544 N. Broadway St., the 46th Ward Alderman’s Office on Oct. 3.

Uptown marchers promote rights for homeless residents

October 10, 2016

A diverse group of protesters marched to Alderman James Cappleman’s (46th Ward) office the night of Oct. 3 in solidarity with the homeless population in Uptown.Many of the neighborhood’s homeless li...

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