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People assess the damage after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Chicago Red Cross Joining Tornado Relief Effort In Oklahoma

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.

05/21/2013

Melvin Washington, who was once homeless, now has an apartment in the River North neighborhood, thanks to assistance from the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness. (Credit: CBS)

Once Homeless, Thousands Living In Permanent Homes Thanks To Chicago Alliance

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.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

A homeless person (CBS)

Shelter Cuts Will Put More Homeless On Streets, Advocates Say

Ahead of a bitterly cold and snowy winter, Chicago area homeless shelters are worried government funding cuts will mean more people on the streets.

10/24/2011

Animal Shelter

Despite Bad Economy, Shelters See Fewer Unwanted Pets

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/27/2011

Ogden District Police Station

Officers: Police Stations Shouldn’t Be Homeless Shelters

The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is concerned about police station lobbies becoming homeless shelters in bad weather.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Animal Shelter

New Law Requires More Steps Before Shelter Animals Can Be Put Down

Your pet gets a better chance for survival at the shelter with a new law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.

WBBM Newsradio–08/03/2011

Red Cross

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.

02/02/2011