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SRO owners call proposed ordinance ‘hostile’
Sep. 9, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office wants to preserve affordable housing in single-room occupancy and residential hotels by levying hefty fines on building owners who don’t comply.
Homelessness: One student's story
Mar. 7, 2014
Nathan Strain spent the majority of his senior year at Hampshire High School as an independent homeless youth. He is now a freshman at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign.
Chicago warming centers and their limits
Jan. 6, 2014
The polar vortex prompted a former Chicagoan to ask about the warmth and well-being of others. The city offers safety from sub-zero temperatures, but not necessarily comfort.
Fighting LGBTQ homelessness one home at a time
Dec. 13, 2013
While the majority of LGBTQ services are in the Lakeview area, there is a dearth of resources on the South and West Sides of the city.
More runaway youth turn to shelters
May. 8, 2013
The National Runaway Safeline says more youth are running away because of money problems.
Homeless man raised alarms on evictions
Mar. 26, 2013
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.
Alderman's plan could make being homeless more expensive
Mar. 5, 2013
Also: An Illinois political legend is dead. And: Check Chicago's emergency closings.
Sex, poverty and the Super Bowl
Jan. 27, 2012
Super Bowl 46 is a little more than a week away.
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