– Single-room occupancy hotesl disappearing across Chicago, Chicago Tribune, 8/31/11

– Farm cultivates job, community involvement, ABC 7 News, 8/25/11

– Workers march along Michigan Avenue for Illinois minimum wage increase, Fox Chicago News, 8/25/11

– State cuts hit Chicago homeless, WBEZ, 8/25/2011

– Activists say property tax for hospitals sends message on accountability, WBEZ, 8/17/2011

– Protecting the rights of homeless children, The Wednesday Journal of Oak Park, 8/16/2011

– Homeless students (Voice of the People), Chicago Tribune, 8/15/2011

– Campaign against sex trafficking is gaining, Chicago News Cooperative, 7/25/201

– New law to help sex trafficking victims rebuild their lives, Chicago Sun-Times, 8/06/2011

– Night Ministry reopens shelter, Windy City Times, 08/03/2011

–  Advocates: Back to school push for missing key piece, Chicago News Cooperative, 7/25/2011

–  Young, homeless gays wander streets of Boystown, Chicago Tribune, 7/18/2011

–  Illinoisians call for minimum wage update, In These Times, 7/1/2011

–  Number of the Week: 14,395, Progress Illinois, 6/17/2011

–  Homeless CPS students head to college, Chicago Tribune, 6/16/2011

–  The devastated housing market on Chicago’s South and West sides during the Daley era, The Chicago Reporter, 6/7/2011

–  Grassroots victory: SB 620 passes, Community Media Workshop Newstips, 6/1/2011

–  Williams lets it rip on ‘rock’ night, Chicago Tribune, 5/22/2011

–  State Services For The Homeless Face Severe Cuts, Progress Illinois, 4/13/2011

–  Aldermen slam Daley administration in affordable housing flap, WBEZ, 4/11/2011

–  Council Members Pass Again on Approving Daley-Backed Bill, Progress Illinois, 4/11/2011

–  Sweet Home Chicago ordinance shelved as Daley pushes his own plan, Chicago Journal, 3/30/2011

–  On His Way Out, Daley Tackles Pollution, Vacant Properties, Progress Illinois, 3/16/2011

–  Is Sweet Home Chicago Dead?, NBC Chicago, 3/10/2011

–  Sweet Home Chicago:  If not now, when?, Chicago Now, 3/9/2011

–  Sweet Home Bill Likely To Come Up At City Hall Today (Updated), Progress Illinois, 3/9/2011 

–  Religious leaders, labor activists urge minimum wage hike, Northwest Indiana Times, 3/8/2011

–  Medill Reports Chicago:  Homeless youth rising by the thousands as state money is cut in the millions, 3/3/2011

–  Medill Reports Chicago: Sweet Home Chicago may protect city war chest, 2/9/2011

–  City Council Postpones Sweet Home Chicago Vote, NBC Chicago, 2/9/2011

–  Sweet Home Showdown Today?, Progress Illinois, 2/9/2011

–  New ordinance could cut affordable housing funds, advocates say, ChicagoNow.com, 2/7/2011

– Editorial: Spend more TIF cash on affordable housing, Chicago Sun-Times, 2/6/2011

– Not-So-Sweet Home Chicago, Huffington Post, 1/17/2011

–  Prostitution court opens in Cook County, Chicago Tribune, 1/17/2011

–  Looking back at Put Illinois to Work, Chicago Talks, 1/11/2011

–  Illinois wakes up, The New York Times, 1/16/2011

–  Activists push for affordable housing, ABC7 News, 1/13/2011

–  Ordinance to deal with foreclosure in Chicago, Fox News, 1/11/2011

–  Affordable housing group hopes for funding breakthrough this month, Chicago Tribune, 1/3/2011



– Chico’s homelesss plan, NBC Chicago, 12/30/2010

– Holidays or Not, Veteran-Led Group Aids Neediest of Veterans, Chicago News Cooperative, 12/25/2010

– Remembering those who never had a place in society, Chicago Tribune, 12/20/2010

– Report: Illinois can halve ‘extreme poverty’ by 2015, The Associated Press, 12/9/2010

–  Another delay for affordable housing, but supporters like their chances this time, Medill Reports, 12/8/2010

–  Sweet Home Ordinance goes back to committee, Progress Illinois, 12/8/2010

– Affordable housing is worth the fight, Sun-Times, 12/6/2010

–  Pass Sweet Home Chicago OrdinanceThe Chicago Journal, 11/10/2010

–  Drama in their lives, Chronic truancy and homelessness have soared, fueled by family and community instability., Catalyst in Depth, November 2010

–  Multi-racial Coalition Unveils Platform for Chicago Mayoral Race, The Washington Informer, 10/11/2010

– Gov. Quinn extends work stimilus program, Sun-Times, 9/28/10

– Stimulus jobs program’s end ‘totally unbelievable’, Huffington Post, 9/28/10

– Recession Raises Poverty Rate to a 15-Year High, The New York Times,  9/16/10

– ‘Put Illinois to Work’ program could lose funding, StreetWise, 8/18/2010

– City seeking permanent housing for 125 homeless people by the year’s end, Clout Street (Chicago Tribune’s Local Political Coverage), 8/19/2010

– Answers on TIF housing ordinance, Community Media Workshop – Newstips, 7/08/2010

– Ordinance would set aside TIF funds for affordable housing, Chicago Tribune, 7/7/2010

– Affordable Hosuing needs a boost from TIFs, Sun-Times, 07/06/2010

– TIF Dollars For Communities, Not Corporations, Progress Illinois, 6/30/10

– Congress get to work, America needs jobs, The Huffington Post, 5/26/10

– New jobs initiative gains converts, The New York Times, 4/30/10

– Biggert goes to bat for homeless kids, Southtown Star, 4/13/10

 Access a key to breaking poverty, The Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale), 4/10/10

– Controversial hate crime bill would protect homeless, veterans, ChicagoTalks.org, 3/22/10

– New funds to prevent homelessness, Community Media Workshop Newstips, 3/12/10

– March for affordable housing Monday morning, Gapers Block, 3/08/10

– City could put percentage of TIF to affordable housing, Chicago Public Radio, 3/08/10

– Aldermen say plan eases foreclosure crisis, WGN-TV Ch. 9, 3/08/10

– Rally: Jobs crisis a life and death emergency, People’s World Weekly, 3/4/10

– Activists demand federal action at “Senate Soup Kitchen,” Progress Illinois,3/3/10

– Homeless youth could benefit from bill, ChicagoTalks.org, 2/26/2010

– Patti Smith still ignites passion when it counts, Chicago Tribune, 2/22/10

– The rise in youth homelessness, Radio Health Journal (450 station network), 2/21/10

– Thousands rally for tax increase to fix Illinois’ budget, Rockford Register Star, 2/17/10

– Pro-tax groups protest budget cuts at Illinois’ Capitol, Chicago Tribune, 2/17/10

– Thresholds workers ride rails in outreach effort, Chicago Tribune, 2/3/10

– Verses for adversity:Homeless youth express themselves, Chicago Tribune, 1/29/10

– Chicago homeless shelter for veterans, Chicago Tribune, 1/20/10

– State rep candidates discuss homelessness issue at forum, Daily Northwestern, 1/21/10

– Labor groups and clergy link MLK legacy to immigration reform, In These Times, 1/20/10



– Squatters take up residence in foreclosed homes, CBS-2 TV, Chicago, 12/20/09

– Homeless advocates want TIF funds for affordable housing, NBC-5 TV, Chicago, 12/18/09

– Mather Law Academy gets personal about the homeless, Lake Effect News, 12/17/09

– Chicago street battle: corporations vs. public interest, True/Slant, 12/16/09

– Tough TIF questions asked on Dearborn Street, Gapers Block, 12/16/09

– City cites progress in public housing overhaul, but advocacy group’s report report details problems, Chicago Tribune, 12/13/09

– Family living homeless after eviction, SouthTown Star, 12/1/2009

– Pain caused by the state budget crisis, Progress Illinois, 12/7/09

– Foundation eliminates legal aid grants to 8 groups, including CCH, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 12/07/09

– Homeless shelter for veterans to open in Chicago, Chicago Tribune, 12/07/09

– Suburban homeless population grows; shelter crunch worsens, Chicago Tribune, 12/04/09

– Homeless individuals connect with God at retreats, St. Louis Review, 11/30/09

– New money for the homeless, The Chicago Reporter blog, 11/13/09

– Homeless advocates: Use TIF for affordable housing, CBS-2 TV, Chicago, 10/27/09

– Homeless targeted in paintball attacks, CBS-2 TV, Chicago, 10/21/09

– Attacks shed light on the perils of the homeless, Chicago Tribune, 10/18/09

– Tent standoff continues in Naperville, Chicago Tribune, 10/16/09

– City shells out $15 million in TIF money with no blight in sight, Medill Reports, 10/14/09

– For those on the yellow brick road to affordable housing, Oz is crowded, Medill Reports, 10/8/09

– Chicago Coalition demands affordable housing, Medill Reports, 10/8/09

– American Girl, Here & Now, National Public Radio, 10/6/09

– Reports find TIF housing not affordable enough, WBEZ Public Radio, 8/11/09

– Chicago students survive homelessness, move on to college, Chicago Tribune, 8/7/09

– Affordable housing reality vs. illusionChicago Sun-Times7/30/09

– (North suburban) area schools make sure homeless get an education, funded or not, Daily Herald, 7/26/2009

– Turned Away: The number of homeless youth is increasing, but services and funding haven’t kept pace for years, Illinois Issues, 7/28/09

– Family of four living in motel, Fox News Chicago, 6/17/09

– How a kid goes from homeless to high school graduate, Daily Herald, 6/9/09

– Building affordable housing into a capital budget, Progress Illinois, 4/29/09

– Cook County sheriff’s office lends hand to women to stop prostitution, Chicago Tribune, 4/17/09

– CHA struggles to track down displaced residents, Chi-Town Daily News, 4/14/09

– Shelter for the homeless in the Southland, SouthTown Star, 3/12/09

– Judge keeps homeless man off Oak Park ballot, Chicago Tribune, 3/10/09

– Suburban Chicago homeless man off village ballot, Belleville News-Democrat, 3/9/09

– Fore deserves the right to have his name on the ballot, Daily Illini, 2/24/09

– Did board make right choice on Fore’s candidacy? Oak Park Wednesday Journal, 2/24/09

– Homeless kids lack school to call home, Chicago Tribune, 2/13/09

– Homeless student numbers on the rise, Chicago Tribune, 2/13/09

– You think you’ve got it bad? Try being out on the streets, Chicago Sun-Times, 2/7/09

– Homeless man fights to get on the ballot, Chicago Tribune, 1/21/09



– Homeless students face tough hurdles, Chicago Sun-Times, 12/14/08

– Chicago homeless hard hit by economic recession, Medill Reports, 12/12/08

– What’s up with that? Time Out Chicago, 12/11/08-12/17/08 

– Trains no longer home for the homeless, Chicago Sun-Times, 12/8/08

– Poll vaulting, Time Out Chicago, 10/30/08 – 11/5/08

– Housing activists make grassroots push, Progress Illinois, 11/3/08

– Voter registration drive targets homeless, WBEZ Public Radio, 9/30/08.

– Chicago rock pioneer Bo Diddley dead at 79, Chicago Sun-Times, 6/02/08. 

– Tim Unsworth, a longtime NCR columnist, dies, The National Catholic Reporter, 5/1/08

– An issue we can’t afford to lose sight of, Chicago Tribune, 4/20/08

– Chicago housing authority to hold lottery for section 8 voucher waiting list CHA is holding lottery, but openings are limited, Chicago Tribune, 4/17/08

– Area apartment rents ‘out of reach’ according to report, affordable housing is getting harder to find, Chicago Tribune, 4/08/08

– Youth sleep-outs by the state capitol, all-day rally April 9, 2008

– Obama’s church battles `Negative Forces’ in uproar over pastor, Bloomberg News, 3/26/08 

– Courtroom not the place to determine school matters, SouthtownStar, 2/24/08

– State can help kids get second chance, Daily Herald, 2/11/08

– Homeless crowd into police stations, Chicago Sun-Times, 1/21/08

– ‘Freakonomics’ researcher examines Chicago’s sex trade, Chicago Tribune, 1/11/08

– Social workers criticize study of Chicago sex trade, Associated Press, 1/11/08