08/24/2012 03:14 pm ET

Chicago Hiring Catholic Charities To Provide Services To Homeless

Catholic Charities is taking over as the agency giving people late-night rides to shelters as part of Chicago's latest plan to fight homelessness.

The city will use an expected $1.7 million in annual savings from turning the overnight services over to the venerable charity to help provide more beds and support to homeless youth and others, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday.

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