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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...

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Expectations for the Bulls
John: This year, the Bulls have great new athletes, but I feel that they are low on rebound and this is the result of The Bulls trading Joakim Noah. He was their main rebounder. Taj Gibson has a 6.9 average at rebounding; he’s the best they have r...

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Make Room Campaign
Stephan Jenkins never felt like part of his Palo Alto, CA community while he was growing up, because his family was evicted five times; he never knew if he was going to be able to stay. Jenkins’ father didn’t make tenure as a professor at Stanford...