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.
Several groups work with Chicago's homeless population; One Heart One Soul is a local group that runs programs to raise awareness on homelessness and other social issues. One of its programs, Unspoken Words: A Voice For Homeless Youth, had an eight-week stint at a shelter on Chicago's South Side.
Two Illinois agencies will get more than $1.1 million in federal grant money to prevent homelessness among military veterans. The grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will serve about 340 vets and their families who are homeless or don't have a permanent home.
A stabbing captured on video has been the unlikely spark for a fiery debate on race and class in Chicago’s premier gay neighborhood.The video captured a large group of black youth getting into an altercation with a 25-year-old victim. The scuffle in the late hours of Sunday, July 3rd, re