Many people were affected by the polar vortex and the extremely cold temperatures it brought to Chicagoland last week.
A pipe burst last week at the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago's Hyde OPark, causing significant flooding and damage to guest rooms and living spaces.
The flooding forced the closure of the facility and it appears it will take months for the building to be ready for guests again.
Seven families, who are staying there as their children undergo medical treatment, were relocated to a nearby hotel.
What a shame, I have cooked meals for families staying there a few times and it's a beautiful facility. I hope they can get things fixed quickly.
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