Crews remove pedestrian shelters at O'Hare on Thursday. (CBS)

Crews Clear O’Hare Of Poorly Maintained Shelters, After Woman’s Serious Injury

Last week, CBS 2’s Dave Savini told you about a young woman left paralyzed when a pedestrian shelter fell on top of her. The city took action Thursday that will help protect others.


Artistic rendering of the exterior of the WINGS Metro domestic violence shelter planned for the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Site Of Old CPD Station To Be Turned Into Domestic Violence Shelter

The state has chipped in some funding, and the city has donated the land to open the first new domestic violence shelter in Chicago in a decade.


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Tours Shelter Where Border Kids Are Being Housed

Durbin’s visit to an undisclosed shelter follows a hearing on President Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency spending request to deal with the growing border crisis.


Christine. (Credit: CBS)

Homeless Woman In Hyde Park Refuses Offers To Move Inside To Shelter

CBS 2’s Jim Williams found one woman on Chicago’s streets who rejects even the best intentions.


Clara Kirk (CBS)

Women’s Shelter Without Heat Amid Financial Struggles

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on what led to this cold crisis.


Artistic rendering of the exterior of the WINGS Metro domestic violence shelter planned for the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City To Help Build New Domestic Violence Shelter In Chicago Lawn

According to the mayor’s office, it’s the first expansion of domestic violence shelters in Chicago in a decade.


2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Monday's tornado in this Oklahoma City suburb damaged or destroyed 1,200 homes and affected 33,000 people, officials said Thursday. Updating figures from one of the worst US tornados in recent years, they said the death toll from the powerful twister -- which struck with little notice in mid-afternoon -- remains at 24, with 377 injured. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

PAWS To Help Oklahoma Deal With Post-Tornado Influx Of Dogs, Cats

Volunteers from PAWS Chicago are going to tornado-torn Oklahoma this weekend to bring back 75 homeless dogs and cats.


A homeless person (CBS)

Homeless Moms Seek Sense Of Normalcy Ahead Of Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser set out to learn what the day means to some moms living in somewhat unusual circumstances.

WBBM Newsradio–05/10/2013

Surrounded by belongings removed from his Edgewater apartment, James Roberts is placed on a stretcher by paramedics, after he claims he was wrongly accused of drugs and prostitution, and evicted from his apartment. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Disabled Man Claims He Was Wrongly Evicted, Refuses To Go To Shelter

James Roberts sat in his wheelchair on a sidewalk at Broadway and Ardmore Avenue. He was freezing, but was refusing to leave behind the belongings stacked around him.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2013

A pit bull at a Chicago shelter. (Credit: CBS)

Pit Bulls Put Down At Alarming Rate

Pit bulls waiting to find new homes in city shelters are being put down at an alarming rate in Chicago.


Holly Womack disappeared three weeks ago in Gary, Ind. (CBS)

Gary Woman Disappears After Being Dropped Off At Shelter

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports on the 30-year-old woman’s disappearance and her family’s frantic search.


Benedictine University is preparing to be a shelter for evacuees during the upcoming NATO summit, if necessary. (CBS)

Benedictine University Told To Set Up Potential Shelter For NATO Summit Evacuees

Meanwhile, a Near South Side church just blocks from McCormick Place is offering itself as a haven to anti-NATO protesters coming in from out of town. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


A kitten is pictured on December 5, 2009

Court Rules Against Woman’s Will Ordering Healthy Cat To Be Euthanized

A cat from Berwyn has been spared, despite an order in the will of her deceased owner.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

A dog at the North Chicago Animal Control Shelter. (CBS)

North Chicago Animal Shelter Under Fire

Some city officials disagree that stray animals are being neglected at North Chicago’s animal pound, which is staffed by a lone employee.


Volunteer Stephanie Bekker takes one of her friends outside. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Animal Shelter Volunteer

Stephanie Bekker spends six days a week helping to socialize dogs at the city’s animal shelter, in hopes they can be adopted. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


Diane Eldrup (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Prosecutors: More Dead Dogs Found At Shelter

The now-shuttered Muddy Paws Dog Rescue in far northwest suburban Deer Park was the focus in a Lake County courtroom, where prosecutors said they have found more dead dogs.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Donor Rescues Lake County Shelter

A shelter in north suburban Lake County, subject to an increase in demand and a decrease in funding, is getting some help.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010