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Safety Officials Prepare For Evacuation of Chicago If Disaster Hits

Chicago is home to millions of people and we know it could be a target for terrorists. If a catastrophic event occurred would we be able to evacuate the area and care for the injured? CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez went out to find the answers.


First Aid Kit

Survivor Skills: How To Be Ready When Disaster Strikes

Since 2010, there have been more than 250 major disasters declared in the U.S.- floods, tornadoes, fires-and all of us need to be prepared.


The leaves of many trees in Illinois have been left wilting, curling, and turning brown due to the severe drought conditions in most of the state. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn Asks For Drought Disaster Designation In Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.


E2 owners Dwayne Kyles, left, and Calvin Hollins talk with reporters. (CBS)

E2 Owners Renew Attack Of City Response On Fatal Night

Now that they’ve been cleared of causing the deaths of 21 people at a South Side nightclub, owners of E2 continue to argue they were scapegoats targeted to cover-up a botched emergency response.


Rush University Medical Center's new 14-story hospital is slated to open in January 2012. (Credit: CBS)

New Rush Hospital To Host Bioterrorism Response Center

It’s the number one tool of a terrorist: Fear. And in an age of potential chemical and biological attacks, you might be wondering how prepared Chicago is for such a threat.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

12 counties declared as Illinois disaster areas after flooding

CHICAGO (AP) – Governor Pat Quinn has declared Cook and DuPage counties, along with 10 other counties, to be state disaster areas following Friday’s heavy rain and flooding. The estimate of damage in one west […]

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2010