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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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February 23 – March 1, 2015

March 2, 2015

StreetWise celebrates Black History Month. Read our cover story by clicking on the link below: A new book discusses accomplishments between slavery and the Great Migration.               Also enjoy our the feature stories from the rest of the issue by clicking the links below:   SportsWise: Spring Training is[…]

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Freedom’s Ballot

March 2, 2015

A new book “Freedom’s Ballot” by Margaret Garb Review by Suzanne Hanney In 1915 – 50 years after the Civil War and 50 years before the Voting Rights Act of 1965 — Chicago became the first large city in the North to elect an African-American alderman, Oscar DePriest, who later went on to become the[…]

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Point In Time Count

March 2, 2015

Point In Time Count by Joseangel Ramos More than 450 volunteers, many from homeless service agencies, went out into the cold from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. January 22 with Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) staff to count people living on the streets. The federally-mandated Point in Time (PIT) count was taken[…]

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Looking south over the Loyola Beach dunes at the apartment buildings on Hollywood and the John Hancock building in the foggy distance.

Manufacturing Matters

March 2, 2015

Manufacturing Matters: The Unmaking of U.S. Manufacturing Workers’ High Wages By Victor G. Devinatz From the end of World War II through the late 1970s, manufacturing employment provided many U.S. workers, who possessed only a high-school education, the opportunity to earn middle-class wages. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, manufacturing made up 28[…]

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Spring Training

March 2, 2015

Vince: It’s February and yet snow is still on the ground but something to think about now is spring training, its coming so Russell what do you think about that? Russell: I can’t wait because it is almost getting closer to spring now. Baseball is a nice sport to me and I really enjoy it.[…]

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