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OP-ED: Rahm's 2017 Budget
The 2017 city budget proposal released by Mayor Emanuel in October includes new, increased or restored funding for affordable housing and supportive services to homeless families, all budget issues advocated by the Chicago Coalition for the Homele...

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Thankful & Grateful
V.W. Hello, I go by V.W. and I have been selling StreetWise magazine since 2012, near the Jewel at Broadway and Berwyn Avenue. When I moved into my apartment with a voucher, I realized that I did not have any more money for things like groceries....

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Living in Tent City
Last year I noticed more tents under the viaducts in uptown and it made me wonder why there were more tents and who was living in them. It also made me think about the tent as a changing symbol of hearty outdoor living to urban homelessness. When...

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Steven Riggs Joins StreetWise
StreetWise has saved my life. On the back of the magazine it says that within 24 hours of coming into contact with the magazine, you can have gainful income. I am a testament to that. Within days of being released from jail and coming to StreetWis...

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Johnny O's
John Hagan was traveling on the 35th Street bus in hopes of finding locations for new StreetWise vendors when he came across Johnny O’s (3465 S. Morgan St.) in the Bridgeport neighborhood.  “From the outside it looks like your typical summertime h...