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Red Cross Shares Top Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

On November 25, CBS Chicago and the Red Cross of Greater Chicago will hold the third annual CBS Chicago Cares Telethon. To donate, visit You can also donate by calling 855.350.2900 or texting REDCROSS to 90999 (Phone lines will be […]



CBS Chicago Hosting Red Cross Telethon

It will take place Tuesday from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

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Red Cross Shares Fire Safety Tips With Englewood Residents

The Red Cross says last Sunday’s tornadoes illustrate how disasters can devastate communities, but it says the biggest threat to Chicago area families isn’t severe weather, but fires.


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Red Cross Opens Expanded Facility On West Side

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago cut the ribbon on its expanded facility this morning at 2220 W. Harrison in the Medical District on the West Side.


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Red Cross Helping Familes Displaced By Avondale Fire

Fire engines, trucks and ambulances jammed the blocks surrounding a burning apartment building in the Avondale neighborhood today.


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

Flu Epidemic May Be Putting Blood Donors Out Of Commission

Both Lifesource and the American Red Cross say they’re in need of RH-negative donors. WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts.


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No Cash To Donate? There Are Other Ways To Help Charities

Martha Carlos, spokeswoman for the Red Cross, has seen all kinds of non-cash donations, including stocks and bonds, unused gift cards and unused airline miles. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Opinion: Sandy: The Match-Maker Of All Match-Makers

As odd as it seems, President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey are in the midst of a marvelous “bromance”.


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In Wake Of Sandy, Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors From Chicago

On this Halloween, the Red Cross wants your blood.


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Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.


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22 Displaced In 3-Alarm Maywood Fire

Twenty-two people were displaced from their homes when an extra-alarm blaze damaged two apartment buildings in west suburban Maywood Friday night.


Smoke rises from the scene of a train derailment and fire near Westville, Ind. Friday afternoon. (CBS)

Did Red Cross Food Make Responders Sick At Train Wreck Site?

The health department in Porter County, Ind., is investigating whether food provided by the Red Cross at a train collision scene made first responders sick.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

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Chicagoans Ready To Help In Hurricane Zone

Chicagoans will be helping relief and repair efforts in the hurricane zone. The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and ComEd have already deployed crews in advance of the storm.


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Woman ‘Severely Burned’ During Fire That Hurt 2 Other Women, 2 Firefighters

Three women, one of whom was severely burned, and two firefighters were injured during an early morning fire in Aurora Saturday.


Tornadoes Rip Through Alabama

Chicago Red Cross Nurse Headed To Tornado-Ravaged Alabama

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago wasted no time putting nurse Mary Witherspoon to work when she volunteered to work with them at disaster scenes in January.

WBBM Newsradio–04/29/2011

Violent Storms Kill 24 In North Carolina

Local Red Cross Sending Aid To Storm-Ravaged South

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago has sent equipment and a disaster-relief worker to North Carolina, which has been hard hit by deadly tornadoes.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

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Red Cross Helps 28 People From 3 Chicago Fires

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago assisted 28 people from three Saturday morning fires throughout the city.


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Red Cross Opens 10 Shelters For Storm Relief

The American Red Cross has opened ten shelters in the Chicago area to house stranded travelers and people displaced by Tuesday’s powerful blizzard.