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The Illinois Red Cross had a busy year in 2021 which ended with the outbreak of deadly tornadoes downstate near St. Louis in mid-December.

WGN TV held a tornado relief drive for the Red Cross with a 50% match from the McCormick Foundation.

Our viewers responded in a big way. On behalf of WGN-TV Family Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund, The American Red Cross was presented with a check for $26,000.