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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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October 27 - November 3 Cover

October 27 – November 2

October 28, 2014

Ahead of the November 4 election, StreetWise asked interest groups, columnists, our vendors and the man on the street to tell us what policies they care about at the local, state and national levels. Read this week’s cover story by clicking on the link below: What Issue Means Most to You? Vendor Poll Man-on-the-Street Poll[...]

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StreetWise vendor John Hagan

Perspectives on Autumn

October 28, 2014

This week in the StreetWise Writing Workshop, vendors wrote about the autumn season and what it means to them. By John Hagan My perspective on fall is different than in years past. Now my perspective on fall is the MLB pennant races, playoffs and the World Series, while in the past it was anticipating the[...]

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Coach in the Kitchen: Tips for Pie Crust

A Coach in the Kitchen: Tips for Pie Dough

October 28, 2014

Pie is the peacemaker of the culinary world. It eases the transition from summer to fall (teaching us that peaches must give way to pears and pumpkin) and broaches the sweet and savory divide so that chicken pot pie and pecan pie happily co-exist in kitchens across the country. Sadly, there are few endeavors as[...]

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State of the Chicago Bulls Address

October 28, 2014

StreetWise vendors know their sports! StreetWise volunteer Bill Coats and vendors Russell Adams, John Hagan and Vince Collaso (below, left to right) talk about how the Chicago Bulls are shaping up. John: Today we’ll be talking about the state of the Chicago Bulls. As you may know, they’ve already played a couple of pre-season games,[...]

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Man-on-the-Street Poll: What Issue Means Most to You?

October 28, 2014

We asked four random people at the Civic Center Plaza on October 16, “What is the most important issue to you going into the November 4 election?” Here’s what they said. Renee Wallace “My biggest issue would be job training for youth, free job training for youth.”             Gigg Hemwattakit[...]

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