Homelessness | After shutting down homeless ‘slumber parties’ at a suburban Chicago home, Illinois officials work to find new shelter space amid record-breaking cold
by Rob Holmes
Posted 1/11/18, 01:42 pm
City officials last week ordered an Elgin, Ill., man to stop using his home to host “slumber parties” for the homeless. But this week, the city wants Greg Schiller’s help to find new ways to fill gaps in services for the homeless.
Though his suburban Chicago home remains off-limits as a temporary shelter, Schiller said the city’s new attitude about how to house people on cold nights is “like an answered prayer,” according to WMAQ-TV in Chicago.