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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...

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper channels Chicago hip-hop

May 13, 2013

CHANCE THE RAPPER took the hip-hop blogosphere by storm on May 7 when he released his sophomore mixtape “Acid Rap,” a matured version of his cartoonish style with classic soul production that includ...

Signs for change?

By Aviva Einhorn

January 23, 2012

Homeless people in downtown Chicago are turning in their homemade signs for a less traditional badge as they begin to hold white, laminated pieces of computer paper reading “Homeless” or “Please help.”The Homeless Signs project is responsible for the circulation of these new labels. Created by Christopher Devine and David Rauen, the project aims to help panhandlers to better solicit the attention of passersby, but so...

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