Westley Heine never dreamed of singing for change on the streets of Chicago but life sometimes offers only stark choices. Getting by as a musician, artist, or writer is uphill barefoot through snowdrifts on a good day. Add a recession, a relationship going sour, some substance abuse, and a generous helping of self-doubt and few […]
Meanwhile, life goes on for houseless Touhy Park occupants.
Caught in a systemic cycle of incarceration, addiction, and homelessness, how do you make room for the possibility for hope?
A string of fires and stabbings have many advocates worried, and challenges in reporting and investigating these crimes leave little hope for justice.
What staying at home means for people who stay on the streets.
You can’t spell “contact high” without the CTA.
Marcus Mixx’s early records fetch hundreds of dollars apiece from a cult of collectors, but he just wants a space of his own to make his new tracks.
Participants spent the night outside, heard from youth about their experiences, and explored the idea of home.
The city could face further lawsuits after a judge ruled that a homeless tent city in Uptown was not a protected protest.
CPD’s policy seems more concerned with optics than with law and order.
Three short stories from Syrian writer Osama Alomar’s book The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories
Also, construction on Jeanne Gang’s Vista Tower will start this summer.
Also, David Axelrod recounts an interesting encounter with the late Antonin Scalia, and shots are fired at snowplow driver on the west side.
A small show from a big star for a good cause
Pariahs amid the rainbow: young, queer, and homeless in Boystown