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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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July 27 – August 2, 2015

August 3, 2015

Lollapalooza is sold out, but don’t let that stop you. Lolla Afterparties               Also enjoy the feature stories from the rest of the issue by clicking the links below:   From the Streets: ‘Grand Concorse’ wows at Steppenwolf. EatWise: Vendor Willie visits Felony Franks in Oak Park. SportsWise: Does[…]

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Lollapalooza Afterparties

August 3, 2015

The celebration doesn’t end when Grant Park shuts down for the night– with so many bands heading to popular venues across the whole city, there’s an after party for everyone! While some are listed as sell-outs, you can often find tickets in the secondary market, such as eBay and StubHub. For your Local Friend: Love[…]

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Grand Concourse

August 3, 2015

Just before a funeral I once attended, the young son of the deceased swung a two-liter soda bottle at the crotch of a male mourner. I was astonished when a friend of mine grabbed the boy’s arms mid-swing and shouted, “Think about what you are doing!” I was stunned because no one says things like[…]

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Felony Franks

August 3, 2015

As Chicagoans, we love our hotdogs. After all, the Chicago style hotdog is largely a thing of beauty, well balanced between the tomatoes, mustard, neon green relish, sports peppers, celery salt, and no ketchup. Heck, if we ever add a fifth star to our flag, it could very well be in honor of the wiener.[…]

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Jeff Elders

August 3, 2015

Where did you grow up? I grew up in the Bolingbrook/Romeoville area. I lived in Bolingbrook, but the high school was small, so I had to go to the Romeoville high school. I graduated from there in 1987. What brought you to StreetWise? My brother Scott Elders has been trying to get me to come[…]

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