Primitive cubicle hotels can be lifesavers in cold
By MARK BROWN January 28, 2014 8:06PM
Christ Bobis, 77, had no place to turn when the temperatures plunged and the electricity went out in the unheated basement where he was staying. His friend rented him a room at the Ewing Annex, one of the city's last cubicle hotels. "I would be gone if this wasn't here," Bobis said. | Mark Brown/Sun-Times
Updated: March 3, 2014 3:15PM
For the last four years, Christ Bobis stayed in the basement of an otherwise unoccupied building in Little Village with no running water or heat except from a space heater.