Jack King was found dead outside a health clinic in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood March 13. King had recently told WBEZ he felt city officials were targeting homeless living under the Wilson Avenue viaduct more than ever.
As President Obama announces more troops to come home from Afghanistan, a veteran from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood says the Department of Veterans Affairs isn’t doing enough. So he’s running his own service organization hand-to-mouth.
President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty close to 50 years ago--news this week revealed that the fight is far from over. The U.S. Census Bureau released new and sobering numbers Tuesday: Nearly one in six Americans lived in poverty in 2010.
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.