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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 13 Cover

October 13 – October 19

October 14, 2014

A Chicago business accelerator is aiming to increase the city’s supply of “good food” that embodies good values. Read this week’s cover story by clicking on the link below: Growing Good Food in Chicago     Also enjoy our the feature stories from the rest of the issue by clicking the links below:   A[...]

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James Metzgar

The Perks of Being a StreetWise Vendor

October 14, 2014

By James Metzgar StreetWise vending has been a way for me to supplement my retirement income after retiring from full-time work. I thank God I have never been down and out like so many vendors have, but as a senior citizen it is very difficult to find a regular, permanent job, either full-time or part-time.[...]

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Illinois ordinance to help Burge torture victims

Ordinance Proposed to Help Burge Torture Victims

October 14, 2014

Anthony Holmes was working and had bought a house in 1973 when former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s interrogation resulted in a coerced confession, a wrongful conviction for murder and 30 years behind bars. Burge sat Holmes in a chair, handcuffed his wrists and ankles, and repeatedly shocked him. Burge also put a plastic bag[...]

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IL health law

New Law Helps Homeless Youth Get Medical Care

October 14, 2014

Unaccompanied minors age 14 to 18 can consent to their own routine medical care under a new Illinois law that went into effect October 1. The law ends a significant barrier to accessing medical care for more than 7,000 homeless Illinois minors who are deemed “unaccompanied” because they live separate from a parent or legal[...]

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SportsWise team

Chicago Teams’ Greatest Moments

October 14, 2014

StreetWise vendors know their sports! [Left to right] Volunteer Bill Coats and vendors Russell Adams, John Hagan and Vince Collaso talk about their favorite Chicago sports memories. Russell: Today we are going to talk about the greatest moments in Chicago sports history. My favorite sports memory was the ’85 Bears when they won the Super[...]

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