Free Water

Dozens of Chicago religious leaders urged city officials to resume free water service for non-profits. Churches and other charities received free water from the city for years, until 2011, and say the cost could force them to cut services for the needy. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Church Leaders Want City To Reinstate Free Water For Non-Profits

Dozens of Chicago area religious leaders held a news conference Tuesday morning in Bronzeville, saying that no longer getting free water service could force them to halt some services for the needy.


A parochial school student sips from a water fountain. (CBS)

Some Churches Face Steep Costs In Installing Water Meters

When it comes to water meters in Chicago, churches are getting by on a wing and a prayer.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012