On the eve of his retirement, Ed Shurna reflects on his nearly 20 years with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. The man in charge of recruitment for the Archdiocese of Chicago explains how the church here is trying to increase the number of new priests. We share another installment of the series My Life in Three Songs with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. We enjoy live music from Chicago's eclectic indie band Marrow. We have the latest in the cases of two police-involved shootings in Chicago.
Ed Shurna, executive director of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, is retiring from the non-profit organization later this month, and he reflects on the changes he’s seen in Chicago’s homeless population since the 1990s.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel packed a lot into his plans for his first 100 days in office but one issue was not addressed in his transition report: homelessness. The grand challenges persist, though—the year's state budget cut funding for emergency and transitional housing by about half.