Homeless in Chicago? Here is a way out!

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Homelessness is indeed very tough. But one ingredient that can make it downright intolerable is winter. True, most homeless people go to homeless shelters at night, but shelters are only open at night and closed during the day. And Chicago has very long, cold, and brutal winters, with average Daytime HIGH temperatures in the single digits and low 10s in late December, all of January, and most of February.

But thankfully as it turns out, you do NOT have to suffer through winter's deep freeze if you can help it. The Des Plaines River, the DuPage river, and the Fox river are all part of the Mississippi River drainage basin. All 3 rivers, as everyone knows, flow south, but eventually they drain into the Illinois River, which in turn flows southwest until it drains into the Mississippi River, which flows south until it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. And one neat city that straddles the Mississippi River is New Orleans, Louisiana.

And the way to escape Chicago's homelessness; Simply tie a few logs together using vines or whatever you can get your hands on to make a raft, maybe even put your tipi on top of it, and ride it right on down the river.

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The Gloop wrote:
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Hi Gloop!! I am just saying that I do hope people realize that there are Homeless Shelters available.. Baby,, Its cold outside here..[30 degrees and snowing..] Much too cold for a cardboard box!!
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But the major thing is, homeless shelters are NOT open all 24 hours a day. They are only open during the night. And in January, and oftentimes during much of February, the normal Daytime HIGHS are in the low 10s, and often even in the single digits, Fahrenheit. Chicagoland sees those kinds of days all the time in mid winter where the weatherman says; "Don't let that sunshine fool you! It is brutally cold outside!" Chicagoland sees it every winter where it could be bright and sunny outside, but with a current temperature of as cold as 5 above with subzero windchills. For the homeless, truly the only way to escape it is to head south, and the Des Plaines River is the easiest way out.

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He who knows wrote:
But the major thing is, homeless shelters are NOT open all 24 hours a day. They are only open during the night. And in January, and oftentimes during much of February, the normal Daytime HIGHS are in the low 10s, and often even in the single digits, Fahrenheit. Chicagoland sees those kinds of days all the time in mid winter where the weatherman says; "Don't let that sunshine fool you! It is brutally cold outside!" Chicagoland sees it every winter where it could be bright and sunny outside, but with a current temperature of as cold as 5 above with subzero windchills. For the homeless, truly the only way to escape it is to head south, and the Des Plaines River is the easiest way out.

My wish for you:
May you never find yourself in need or helpless, lost, sick , hurt or alone.
May you or your children never suffer the pangs of hunger.
May you always have a safe place to sleep soundly and warm clothes to wear.
May you always have a way to protect these things from thieves, ill luck, natural disaster, or acts of God.
May you never have to learn the what the words humility, gratitude and despair feel like.

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