Philippines

Ray and Leila Villar are greeted by family at O'Hare. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Return To Chicago

Survivors of the typhoon in the Philippines and longtime residents of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood returned home Monday.

01/20/2014

Tons of relief supplies fill the Rizal Center on the North Side. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Organizers Need Cargo Plane For Typhoon Relief Supplies

The massive relief effort for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan continues on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

11/15/2013

A boy looks at the debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, on the eastern island of Leyte on November 12, 2013, after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm in the world this year, hit the Philippines on November 8. (Photo credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Locals Generate Truckloads For Typhoon Relief, But Cargo Plane Is A No-Show

A cargo plane that had been pledged by an unnamed philanthropist to take the goods to the Philippines has not yet materialized. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

11/14/2013

A boy looks at the debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, on the eastern island of Leyte on November 12, 2013, after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm in the world this year, hit the Philippines on November 8. (Photo credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Philippines Diplomat: ‘We Need Superheroes’ In Wake Of Typhoon

The ranking diplomat for the Philippines in the Midwest estimated rebuilding will take two years after a typhoon ravaged the Pacific island nation, and he called for cash donations to help victims right away.

11/13/2013

Typhoon relief center is accepting donations. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

NW Side Becomes Epicenter For Philippines Disaster Relief

It started out as a simple idea over breakfast. In a matter of hours, there was a room full of donations at the Rizal Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago.

11/12/2013

Residents (R) stand along a sea wall as high waves pounded them amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan hit the city of Legaspi, Albay province, south of Manila on November 8, 2013. One of the most intense typhoons on record whipped the Philippines on November 8, killing three people and terrifying millions as monster winds tore roofs off buildings and giant waves washed away flimsy homes.AFP PHOTO/CHARISM SAYAT (Photo credit should read Charism SAYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lombard Based Company Sending Solar Lighting To Devastated Philippines

A Lombard based organization is hoping to send thousands of solar lights to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

11/09/2013

Residents (R) stand along a sea wall as high waves pounded them amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan hit the city of Legaspi, Albay province, south of Manila on November 8, 2013. One of the most intense typhoons on record whipped the Philippines on November 8, killing three people and terrifying millions as monster winds tore roofs off buildings and giant waves washed away flimsy homes.AFP PHOTO/CHARISM SAYAT (Photo credit should read Charism SAYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Filipino-American Community Rallies Following Typhoon Back Home

When a natural disaster strikes the Philippines, the community in Chicago comes together, either at a church or, of course, a restaurant. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

11/08/2013

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Illegal Immigrant Arrested For Voting In Grayslake

Immigration officials have arrested an illegal immigrant from the Philippines living in Grayslake on vote fraud charges.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011