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Chicago’s Homeless Population Was Already On The Rise Before The Pandemic. Now, City Scrambles To Plan For Next Wave

When the statewide eviction moratorium is lifted, city officials expect to be grappling with another wave of homelessness. One alderman said the city needs to marshal "additional resources" to tackle the problem.

Citywide

‘Everything’s Burned’: After Someone Sets Fire To 3 Homeless Encampments, Avondale Neighbors Rally To Help

Neighbors have donated tents, bedding and other supplies to help residents get back on their feet. "These are our neighbors just trying to survive in the harshest conditions," one said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Homeless Shelters Will Now Get Visits From Nurses To Fight Coronavirus

Nurses will visit every shelter across the city to provide in-person education and screenings for the virus.

Downtown

‘She’s A Bother To No One’: Bucktown Neighbors Angry At CTA For Removing A Bus Bench Where Homeless Woman Sleeps

The bus bench, which Maria uses as a bed, was removed over the weekend to the dismay of Bucktown neighbors. One of those neighbors replaced the bench with an old wooden one for now.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town