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Department of Family and Support Services
Department of Family and Support Services

Cooling Centers Close Too Early Amid Dangerous Heat, Putting Residents — Especially Those Who Are Homeless — At Risk, Some Say

Chicago activated cooling centers around the city this week — but many of them close at 5 p.m., even as temperatures stayed dangerously warm.

Citywide

After Propane Tank Explosions, Cappleman Pushes To Clear Uptown Tent Cities — But City Says No

Ald. James Cappleman wants to move residents our of viaducts and to open park space. Instead, the city will form a task force to look into safety issues around homeless encampments.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Home Run Inn Giving 10,000 Free Pizzas To Chicagoans In Need For Its 75th Birthday

Shelters, child care and senior centers will receive frozen Home Run Inn pizzas in their dining services.

Citywide

Facing Eviction? There’s Still Time To Apply For Chicago’s Rental Assistance Program

Those facing eviction or homelessness can apply to the Rental Assistance Program until Jan. 31 to get money for past or future rent payments, or security deposits.

Citywide

City Matches Touhy Park Tent City Residents With Housing In New Push To Fight Homelessness

An "accelerated moving event" was held Thursday at a tent city in the North Side park, but promises from city officials were met with skepticism from some.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Little Village Parents Call On City To Find Housing For People Living Under Viaduct Along School Route

Parents say some residents at an encampment have harassed students walking to school. But they don't want the city to kick them out — they want officials to find them homes.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Animal Control Employee Sexually Assaulted 2 Coworkers, City Watchdog Says

An animal control worker was fired and a supervisor was suspended for failing to report the sexual assault to his superior, the city's Inspector General's report states.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

With City Funding Cut, Englewood Day Care Center Battles To Reopen: ‘You’re Taking Away A Safe Haven’

"If the mayor is a supporter of high quality programming, and we know she is because she said so, why is a successful program being defunded?"

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Side Cooling Centers Open As Heat Index Hits The 100s This Week

It's going to be a hot week. Here's where to stay cool on the South Side.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham