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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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September 15 – September 21, 2014

September 15, 2014

After the International Network of Street Papers Conference this past August in Glasgow, Scotland, Editor-In-Chief Suzanne Hanney writes about two Big Issue vendors she met while there and also details the importance of street papers worldwide.

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e.a.t. spots to improve Chicago Food System

September 11, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the first-ever City of Chicago Emerging Business Permit to e.a.t spots, a local non-profit organization that seeks to improve the Chicago food system through “education,” “agriculture” and “technology.” Starting August 19, e.a.t. spots will transform vacant newsstands to offer chef-driven street food and mini-farmers markets, and will create 14 new[...]

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$680,000 in grants to keep people from returning to prison

September 11, 2014

A virtual high school and a food service training pro¬gram are among 16 recipients of $680,000 in “recidivism reduction” grants from the Cook County Justice Advisory Council. “Reducing recidivism is critical to keeping our communities safe,” Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle said during the announcement at In¬spiration Kitchens, 3504 W. Lake St., one of the[...]

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Emanuel works with Chicago agencies to help migrant kids

September 11, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanu¬el’s administration an¬nounced July 28 that it has consulted with the federal govern¬ment and is working with local orga¬nizations to aid hundreds of unaccom¬panied child migrants traveling from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border. “The influx of unaccompanied child migrants is a growing humani¬tarian crisis we can no longer ignore,” Mayor Emanuel said.[...]

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Michael Moore: his journey down the path to wisdom

September 11, 2014

Michael Moore has been with StreetWise for around 16 years and is a stable vendor in Chi¬cago’s downtown. Although he is normally re¬served in nature, Michael possesses an immense amount of wisdom that he has gathered while travelling down the path to self-improvement. How did you find out about StreetWise? I used to see vendors[...]

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