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StreetWise, Inc. is a social enterprise designed to help the homeless and those at risk of homelessness out of poverty. It is a workforce development agency providing under-served individuals with support & opportunities for professional growth & real employment. Look for our magazine on the streets and find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Agency[…]

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May 16 – 22, 2016

May 23, 2016

Tiny Homes Revolution Tiny Home Summit   Also enjoy the feature stories from the rest of the issue by clicking the links below: EatWise: Vendor V.W. visits Grill & Garden in Edgewater SportsWise: A good day for Chicago baseball Participant Profile: Roscoe Village neighbors pay tribute to Dave Urban From the Streets: Bill Coats shares[…]

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Democracy Spring March

May 23, 2016

by Bill Coats There I was at 2 a.m. April 15 waiting to be processed by the US Capitol Police for my second arrest. At age 74, how did I end up in this situation? The roots of how and why go back at least to the 1963 March on Washington and the 1968 police[…]

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Tiny Homes

May 23, 2016

by Alexandria Spillman The Tiny Homes movement has swept all corners of the United States and shows no signs of slowing down as more and more of these 100- to 400-square foot domiciles emerge. Featured on the HGTV network’s “Tiny House, Big Living,” these tiny homes are noted for their minimalist aesthetic, forcing people to[…]

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Roscoe Village remembers Dave Urban

May 23, 2016

by Julie Youngquist Dave Urban sold StreetWise Magazine outside of the Starbuck’s at the corner of Roscoe and Seeley in the Roscoe Village neighborhood. Dave passed away on March 30. Dave’s contribution to the Roscoe Village neighborhood extended far beyond his sales. Customers, community members, and business owners remember Dave as a friend to everyone.[…]

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Grill & Garden

May 23, 2016

by Alexandria Spillman Easter Sunday was especially exciting for StreetWise vendor V.W., who was taken out to lunch by Chuck, one of her regular and faithful customers of over two years. The two visited Grill & Garden at 5318 N. Broadway just across the street from the spot where V.W. always sells in Edgewater. Selling[…]

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