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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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StreetWise vendor Darrell Handy

Darrell Handy: Dedicated and Determined

September 25, 2014

Darrell Handy sells his magazines outside of Whole Foods at Addison and Halsted, where he has made a very good impression on both the store managers and the neighborhood. He plans to remain in good standing by being determined, honest and polite. He has been a StreetWise vendor for only four months and has already[...]

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Jackie Robinson West All-Stars

September 23, 2014

StreetWise vendors know their sports! [Clockwise] Russell Adams, John Hagan, Moderator Bill Coats and Mohammad Stout (not pictured) talk about the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Team and their success. Bill: Today, we are going to talk about the fantastic Jackie Robinson Team right here in our own backyard! John: That’s right, from the South Side[...]

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SportsWise: NBA – roundtable on the Cavaliers, the Heat & the Bulls

September 23, 2014

StreetWise vendors know their sports! [Clockwise] John Hagan, Russell Adams, Vince Collaso and Moderator Bill Coats talk about three hot teams in the NBA. Vince: So, what we basically want to talk about is: the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat will take each other on. What do you think about that? John: LeBron coming[...]

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September 22 – September 28, 2014

September 22, 2014

Two proposed Chicago City Council housing ordinances would help the stock of affordable housing through SRO preservation and CHA oversight.

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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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