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Katrina refugees find support on Chicago's big shoulders

Aug 29, 2010 1:00:00 AM - chicagotribune.com
Evacuees who settled here have had good times and bad in 5 years since deadly hurricane. But city has helped provide new beginning.

It has been five years since Hurricane Katrina sent hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents in search of refuge in cities such as Chicago. But while some evacuees have struggled with unemployment, emotional ties to their former homes and Chicago's harsh winters, many have embraced the city as their own.