Couple pledges $20K to StreetWise

April 16, 2009 4:42:29 AM PDT
StreetWise newspaper has received a big donation as it fights to stay in business.The newspaper says it's in serious financial trouble because fewer people are buying it and foundations have cut their support.

The paper is sold by about 200 vendors. Most of them are homeless and for many it's their only source of income.

Alderman Manny Flores and the city council committee on human relations are looking at ways to help. And a Chicago couple has pledged $20,000.


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