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Agency Mission To assist Chicago area men and women, who are facing homelessness, achieve personal stability by providing them with a combination of supportive social services and immediate access to gainful employment. The Vision   StreetWise will provide Chicagoans in need with, “a hand up, not a handout.” To this end, StreetWise will assure that,[...]

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Wrigley Field marks centennial: 2nd oldest park in US

April 11, 2014

Opening day is time to reflect on historic baseball milestones at Wrigley Whether you bleed blue and red for the Cubs or are a White Sox fan all the way, there is no denying the fact that Wrigley Field has been iconic piece of Chicago history for the past 100 years. Built in 1914, Wrigley[...]

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Ronnie ‘Woo Woo’ – Cubs love brightens his life

April 11, 2014

When Ronnie Wickers saw his first ballgame in 1949, he became hooked on the sport. He began rooting for the Chicago Cubs when he was just 11 years old because he had a stuffed teddy bear and liked that the Cubs’ emblem was a bear. His love only grew from there. Wickers has said in[...]

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StreetWise vendors & their memories of baseball

April 11, 2014

Baseball Teaches Important Life Skills By Jeffery Berg A couple of years ago I went to a baseball game at Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs play. Going to a game at Wrigley is a big social event. Many Cubs fans like to drink beer and they drink several beers during the day. The fans[...]

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UAW can learn from unsuccessful VW certification election

April 11, 2014

After a nearly three-year organizing drive at the Volkswagen (VW) plant in Chattanooga, TN, the United Auto Workers (UAW) lost a certification election by a vote of 712 to 626 on February 14. Having collected a majority of authorization cards from the plant’s 1,500 workers, the UAW expected a victory in the union’s first election[...]

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Clifford Harris – Knocking on Doors of Opportunity

April 11, 2014

Clifford Harris is a fresh face around the StreetWise office, having only been working as a vendor since late February. But he’s been able to jump right into the job, namely because of his ambition and natural abilities as a salesman. He vends his magazines at 69 W. Washington near the Washington stop off of[...]

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