City officials, on Aug. 18, said that work would begin work in mid-September on two Lake Shore Drive viaducts on the North Side that are currently occupied by several persons experiencing homelessness, Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The viaducts are located at Wilson and Lawrence avenues.
Residents of the encampments have asked city officials to assist them in finding permanent housing before the the deadline, which is set for Sept. 18. City officials estimate about 25-43 individuals living there; residents estimate the number to be at about 50. The work is ostensibly for repairs and preparing for a bike-path expansion.
The activist group Uptown Tent City Organizers supplied the residents with tents and counts a number of LGBT individuals among its members.
Chicago Sun-Times' story is at bit.ly/2wqo9Yn .