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Bob Laine: IT man in the South Loop

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February 23, 2015 by StreetWise

Where did you grow up? I grew up here in Chicago, on the North Side. As a matter of fact, I was born right on the lakefront, at St. Elizabeth’s. I grew up in Hermosa (Pulaski & Fullerton) but I have always felt a kinship with the lakefront. What brought you to StreetWise? I had[…]

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Vendors invite you to visit them

John Hagan

February 19, 2015 by StreetWise

The hustle of downtown by John Hagan Everyday during the AM and PM rush hour periods, I sell StreetWise magazine on Adams street between Franklin and Wells. During the busy period I notice three different groups of people. Group one are those who are my valued StreetWise customers. They buy the magazine and value our[…]

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Quincy Hunter

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January 26, 2015 by StreetWise

You can find this weeks vendor, Quincy Hunter, at the Whole Foods Market at 30 W. Huron in the River North neighborhood. He has been there for the past 3 & 1/2 years. Where did you grow up? I grew up in the Robert Taylor Homes, and then Cabrini-Green. What brought you to StreetWise? I[…]

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Homeless tours of Düsseldorf

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January 13, 2015 by StreetWise

StreetWise Magazine is proud to provide content republished by the International Network of Street Papers’ independent Street News Service. This service features stories submitted by 100+ street papers around the world in an effort to raise awareness for homelessness and bring a voice to the underserved. INSP International Vendor Profile by Marc Dauenhauer. Photo by[…]

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Ronnie “Woo Woo” gets his own bobblehead

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December 29, 2014 by StreetWise

If you consider yourself a Chicago Cubs fan, chances are you have either heard or heard of Ronnie Woo Woo. Every game day Ronnie Woo Woo makes his way to Wrigley Field and joins that ranks of proud Cubs fans hoping for a win. Brad Novak and Phil Sklar, long time friends and bobblehead collectors[…]

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Gwendolyn Freeman

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December 29, 2014 by StreetWise

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Samuel Martin

Samuel Martin

December 10, 2014 by StreetWise

Sells in front of Starbucks on North Avenue and Wells in Old Town Been there for the last 8 years. How did you get started with StreetWise. Actually I got started maybe about 15 years ago off and on. That’s when I was hooked up on drugs and that was another way to feed my[…]

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Robert Qualls: A Bright Smile in Wrigleyville

StreetWise vendor Robert Qualls

November 18, 2014 by StreetWise

Look for Robert in front of the Starbucks at Southport and Roscoe. What do you think about the neighborhood you work in, Wrigleyville? I lived there before, about 25 years ago, in that general area. So the Wrigleyville neighborhood I’m familiar with. Customers are very welcoming. What brought you to StreetWise? The first time [in[…]

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Dapper Dan Knight, Lifelong Salesman

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November 4, 2014 by StreetWise

Dan Knight sells his magazines near Walton and State or Wabash and Chicago. How did you get involved with StreetWise? I think I saw somebody selling StreetWise, and they told me to come on a certain day and I could take the orientation. And the rest is history … All my life I’ve been a[…]

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Perspectives on Autumn

StreetWise vendor John Hagan

October 28, 2014 by StreetWise

This week in the StreetWise Writing Workshop, vendors wrote about the autumn season and what it means to them. By John Hagan My perspective on fall is different than in years past. Now my perspective on fall is the MLB pennant races, playoffs and the World Series, while in the past it was anticipating the[…]

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