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Anthony


Anthony says that Chicago is a nice place to be, but not if you are homeless. Illinois does not provide welfare assistance, so people like Anthony and his brother have to rely on panhandling to […]

Anthony

Anthony says that Chicago is a nice place to be, but not if you are homeless. Illinois does not provide welfare assistance, so people like Anthony and his brother have to rely on panhandling to survive.

Like most homeless people near Chicago’s Loop, Anthony sleeps on Lower Wacker Drive. Many will say it’s a little warmer down below, but no one should be sleeping there.

It was a typical Chicago rainy day. Anthony could not stop coughing. My heart broke for him as I was reminded of trying to survive a cold while I was on the streets. It’s beyond horrible!

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  • kenny

    I am homeless too,but I stay out in the west suburbs near Wheaton,Il.- I know where wacker dr is though.I use to be a messenger all over Chicago. Bu t I am down on luck now.Need dough too.—Ken Houdek,c/o 703 W. Liberty,Wheaton,Illinois,60187,USA–which is the homeless shelter system I stay in/get mail at. Help us.

  • Krystal

    hi Kenny, I’ll pray for you and I’ll send you a donation within a matter of days