10,000 winter coats distributed by CHA

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CHA officials handed out 10,000 winter coats to Chicago residents, one day after a snowy Halloween.

The line outside the UIC Forum stretched around the block as thousands of families arrived to get the coats.

Operation Warm is behind the coats for kids program.  All of the recipients live in buildings operated by the Chicago Housing Authority.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was one of the many here to help lend a hand, calling the giveaway a necessary program for the city's less fortunate.

Since Operation Warm began 15 years ago, 1.7 million new winter coats have been given out across the country to kids; in the Chicago area this year,  a total of 40,000 kids will get coats.

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