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Cubs Raise Funds For Illinois Tornado Victims At Tonight's Game

By Danette Chavez in News on Apr 14, 2015 8:40PM

The Chicago Cubs will pass around the (baseball) hat, figuratively speaking: the baseball team is collecting donations at tonight's game against the Cincinnati Reds to help those affected by the tornadoes that hit Rochelle and Fairdale, Illinois last week.

The full extent of the damage is still being assessed, but the destructive storms left two people dead and 20 injured. As the cleanup begins, donations are pouring in to help Rochelle and Fairdale residents. You can forego a ballpark dog or beer tonight and donate at the Wrigley Field gates before the start of the game. The donations, along with the proceeds of this evening's 50/50 Raffle, will go to the Illinois Tornado Relief Effort, which is a McCormick Foundation campaign in partnership with WGN Radio, the Chicago Tribune, Hoy and WGN-TV. And if you can't make to the game, you can always contribute online.