Domestic Violence Shelters Drastically Cut Services During State Budget ImpasseVictims are finding it harder than ever to get help now in Illinois, CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Family Sues City After Daughter's Spine Severed By Falling Pedestrian ShelterTierney Darden and her family were standing outside O’Hare on Aug. 2 when a storm swept in, and they tried to take cover from the hail and high winds by ducking under a massive pedestrian shelter. The shelter, with rusted brackets and bolts missing, blew over, and crashed on top of the 24-year-old dancer.
2 Investigators: Rusted O'Hare Shelters Remain, After Accident That Paralyzed WomanThe structures were missing what could be critical hardware to help secure these massive shelters. CBS 2's Dave Savini reports.
Chicago Red Cross Joining Tornado Relief Effort In OklahomaThe American Red Cross of Greater Chicago has begun mobilizing to help with the relief effort in Oklahoma, after a devastating tornado killed dozens of people.
Once Homeless, Thousands Living In Permanent Homes Thanks To Chicago AllianceIt’s a staggering number to consider: 6,500 people in Chicago are homeless, despite an advocacy group’s 10-year effort to end homelessness by the end of this year. But thousands of others have received help to get off the streets.
Shelter Cuts Will Put More Homeless On Streets, Advocates SayAhead of a bitterly cold and snowy winter, Chicago area homeless shelters are worried government funding cuts will mean more people on the streets.
Despite Bad Economy, Shelters See Fewer Unwanted PetsThe City of Chicago takes in 20,000 unwanted animals every year, and while most have to be euthanized, the city is doing better than most.
Officers: Police Stations Shouldn't Be Homeless SheltersThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is concerned about police station lobbies becoming homeless shelters in bad weather.
New Law Requires More Steps Before Shelter Animals Can Be Put DownYour pet gets a better chance for survival at the shelter with a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Red Cross Opens 10 Shelters For Storm ReliefThe American Red Cross has opened ten shelters in the Chicago area to house stranded travelers and people displaced by Tuesday’s powerful blizzard.