WGN TV: Fighting homelessness: ‘What we’re going through right now, I don’t wish that on anyone’

By Gaynor Hall and Pam Grimes

CHICAGO — By one estimate, more than 80,000 Chicagoans are struggling with homelessness. Think about it–that would be the entire population of a city like Champaign.

About 18,000 of them are Chicago Public School students. Housing advocates say it’s a growing problem we cannot address, unless we acknowledge the tremendous need.

In Tuesday’s Cover Story, WGN’s Gaynor Hall looks at homelessness in Chicago. Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director, Doug Schenkelberg is featured throughout the story.

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Producer Pam Grimes and Photojournalists Mike D’Angelo, Reed Nolan and Kevin Doellmann contributed to this report.

CCH continues Riot Fest partnership this weekend

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is proud to be the official charity partner for Riot Fest Chicago, for the sixth year in a row. The three-day music festival and carnival will hold its 12th Chicago extravaganza this Friday through Sunday, Sept. 18 – 20, in Chicago’s Douglas Park, at Roosevelt Road and California Avenue.  Continue reading CCH continues Riot Fest partnership this weekend