Lawrence viaduct tent fire is one more sign Chicago needs to house our homeless

By  John Greenfield

March 23, 2022

The south sidewalk of the Lawrence DLSD viaduct after Tuesday’s blaze. Photo: John Greenfield

On March 9 Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the city would be directing more police resources to the CTA, and doubling the number of unarmed transit security guards in response to a spike in violent crime and problematic rule-breaking, such as harassment and smoking, on buses and trains.