Tierney 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.
The structures were missing what could be critical hardware to help secure these massive shelters. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.
The 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.
It’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.
Ahead of a bitterly cold and snowy winter, Chicago area homeless shelters are worried government funding cuts will mean more people on the streets.
The 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.
The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is concerned about police station lobbies becoming homeless shelters in bad weather.
Your pet gets a better chance for survival at the shelter with a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.
The American Red Cross has opened ten shelters in the Chicago area to house stranded travelers and people displaced by Tuesday’s powerful blizzard.