report http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis marks halfway point in effort to end chronic homelessness http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-marks-halfway-point-effort-end-chronic-homelessness <p>The <a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/index2.html">city of St. Louis</a> today marked the halfway point in its ten-year effort to end chronic homelessness.</p><p>A five-year report released today shows a 20 percent drop in the city's chronically homeless since 2005.</p><p>Chronic homelessness is defined as those homeless for a year or more or four times over a three-year period.</p><p>The report also states that the overall homeless population also decreased, from about 1,500 in 2005 to about 1,300 last year.</p> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:04:05 +0000 Maria Altman 511 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis marks halfway point in effort to end chronic homelessness Illinois' score on disaster preparedness? 6 out of 10. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-score-disaster-preparedness-6-out-10 <p>Asking "what if?" is usually pretty benign, but when a <a href="http://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror10/">new report</a> asks the same question, the answers are about preparedness for disasters, diseases and bioterrorism.</p><p><a href="http://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror10/release.php?stateid=IL">Illinois scores a 6 out of 10 </a>on the <em>Ready</em><em> or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism </em>report.&nbsp; The score is unchanged from<a href="http://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror09/"> last year's study</a>.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:47:38 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 117 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois' score on disaster preparedness? 6 out of 10.