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CBS 2

CBS 2 Extreme Weather Special: Safety And Preparation Tips

Need some advice on preparing for a severe storm, or what to do when severe weather hits? CBS 2 Weather Watch has you covered.

05/02/2015

Work crews have hauled hundreds of tons of debris from Fairdale in the week after a deadly tornado, but said cleanup likely will last another week or so. (Credit: CBS)

Recovery Moving Forward After Fairdale Tornado, But Much More Work Ahead

A week after a deadly tornado devastated the small town of Fairdale, there already have been signs of major progress, but lots more work is needed as survivors recover from the storm.

04/16/2015

Crews search through the town for unaccounted people the morning after a tornado swept through the town on April 10, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, 11 people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Want To Help Tornado Victims? Stay Home And Donate

Authorities in the tornado zones in Rochelle and Fairdale have asked people wanting to help the victims not to get in their cars to make the trip, but do what they can from home instead.

04/10/2015

A Salvation Army truck assisting in relief efforts in north central Illinois, after at least two tornadoes touched down on Thursday. (Credit: Salvation Army/Twitter)

Disaster Relief Groups Offer Helping Hand To Tornado Victims

The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross have set up shelters for victims, served hot meals to first responders, and provided other relief supplies as residents dig out, and begin the slow recovery process.

04/10/2015

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CBS Chicago Cares Red Cross Telethon Raises Nearly $800,000

The CBS Chicago Cares Telethon for the American Red cross raised nearly $800,000 Tuesday.

11/25/2014

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New Red Cross App Can Help Your Pet In Emergencies

There’s a new app on the market today and it’s designed to help your dog or cat in emergencies.

01/16/2014

View of Edward Jones Dome. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Rams Donate Suite To Bears To Aid Tornado Relief Efforts

Chicago Bears players and coaches will be wearing the gear of a different team this week, but it’s not what you think.

670 The Score–11/20/2013

A donor takes part in a blood drive. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images for NZ Blood)

Red Cross Needs Blood; St. Bernard Hospital To Host Donation Drive

There’s an emergency call being made for blood donations today.

07/09/2013

Flood waters poured into many homes in north suburban Northfield. (Courtesy: Brian Bell)

American Red Cross Distributing Cleanup Kits For Flood Victims

The American Red Cross has opened 12 sites in eight counties to distribute 5,000 cleanup kits to people with water damage from the recent flooding.

04/24/2013

Flood Relief Workers: ‘Hopefully Our Presence Really Helps People’

Disasters like this week’s flooding bring out armies of volunteers to help those in need in the affected areas, doing what they can to bring a measure of comfort to the victims in a time of crisis.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2013

Flood waters poured into many homes in north suburban Northfield. (Courtesy: Brian Bell)

Red Cross Providing Shelter For 200 Affected By Floods

The American Red Cross has opened seven shelters to provide relief for nearly 200 people who were forced from their homes this week by flooding in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and DeKalb counties.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2013

Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Red Cross Volunteers To Discuss Fire Safety In Roseland

The American Red Cross is making home visits in the Roseland neighborhood Friday and Saturday, talking to homeowners about fire prevention and providing them with smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers.

03/29/2013

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Nothing Crabby About Donating To Sandy Victims

Take it from a reporter who’s crabby all the time, or much of the time. Take it from me, that something wonderful has just happened in Chicago: hundreds of people called the Red Cross today to offer help to ease the suffering of Hurricane Sandy.

CBS 2–11/20/2012

Chicago skyline, featuring the Willis Tower. (Photo credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Milwaukee Red Cross Told To Prep For Chicago Evacuation During NATO Summit

Is there a secret plan to evacuate some residents of Chicago in the event of major trouble during the NATO Summit next month? CBS 2 has uncovered some evidence that there is. It comes from the Milwaukee area branch of the American Red Cross.

CBS 2–04/25/2012

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Adult, Child Rescued From West Chicago Fire

Two people were rescued from the third floor balcony of a West Chicago apartment building Sunday night, after they became trapped during a fire.

08/01/2011

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Red Cross Seeks To Raise House Fire Awareness

The American Red Cross is beginning a campaign to bring attention to the frequency of house fires in the United States, and to drive up donations during Red Cross Month.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2011

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Blood Shortage Has Red Cross Seeking Donors

The American Red Cross, experiencing its lowest supply of blood donations in a decade because of severe winter weather, is urging anyone who can give blood to do so.

01/25/2011

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Red Cross Recruiting On South Side

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is looking for a few good men and women.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2010