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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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April 21 - April 27, 2014-1

April 21 – April 27, 2014

April 21, 2014

Mayor Emanuel expands ‘ports of entry’ for youth into the Chicago homeless service system.

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April 14 - April 20, 2014-1

April 14 – April 20, 2014

April 14, 2014

Companies profit from cheap labor of H-1B visa immigrant workers.

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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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