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One of the thousands of letters sent to Santa Claus every day during the holiday season. The Post Office opens and sorts through those letters to find children and families in need, and offers those letters to volunteers to buy gifts. (Credit: CBS)

Generous Chicago Couple Once Again Working To Answer Kids’ Letters To Santa

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the annual Operation Santa post office campaign again is being helped by an especially generous Chicago couple.


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Good Samaritan Steps Up After Charity Donations Stolen

Every two years, the Chicago Women Charity Players put on a production as a fundraiser, designating the proceeds for a different charity each time. On Sunday night, they staged a production of “The Music Man.” After the play, someone stole a lockbox with $2,000 in cash, along with checks and credit card receipts.


National Garden Bureau

(CBS) — For more information on the National Garden Bureau and the Growing Soltions Farm click here and here.


Tips For Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

(CBS) — Celeb party planner and owner A Perfect Event, Debi Lilly, is here is show us what’s trending in décor, food and drink for this year’s Thanksgiving table. Table: This entire table setting can […]


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Stroller Recall Issued

Federal officials have a list of the recalled strollers manufactured by Graco’s Childrens Products. Hinges on the sides of some models can cause injury to fingers. Click here for more information.


Beagles used for medical research. (Credit; Beagle Freedom Project.)

Group Finds New Homes For Beagles Used In Medical Research

Dogs living in cages are used for medical research including here in Chicago. One breed is used more than any other, but as Roseanne Tellez reports, one group is working to give these animals a new life after the lab.


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Darien Police Step Up Patrols After String Of Robberies

Burglars have targeted a small area in a DuPage County town and police are asking for the public’s help to track them down.


A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Where’s My Snow Plow?

The city of Chicago’s website allows residents to track the progress of snow plows during winter events. Click here to get started.


Holiday Party Tips

(CBS) –With the holidays coming up, Maris Callahan of In Good Taste magazine shares some tips on hosting a party on a budget. Shop Online: Instacart is my favorite way to buy groceries, especially when […]


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Peoples Gas Offering Free Winter Weatherization Program To Reduce Gas Bills

The brutal cold of last winter is unforgettable and Peoples Gas is taking steps to make sure their customers are able to cope this winter, especially, the elderly, reports CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.


Indian Cooking Recipes

(CBS) – Garam Masala Yield: 2 ½ cups / 300 g Tools: You’ll need a shallow, heavy pan; a plate; and a spice grinder or powerful blender, such as a Vitamix. Ingredients 1 cup / […]


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Archdiocese Releases Thousands Of Pages Of Priest Sex Abuse Files

It will be the second time this year the church has made public secret files regarding substantiated allegations of sex abuse by clergy.


Americans Go To The Polls To Elect The Next U.S. President

Chicago Area Voter Info: Polling Places, Sample Ballots

Need help locating your polling place or finding a sample ballot? We’ve got links to the information you need.



Viewing Areas, Street Closures Announced For Daredevil Nik Wallenda’s Walk Over Chicago River

Nik Wallenda’s daring walk over the Chicago River is now less than a week away and CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports production teams are already in-place, preparing for the Sunday evening spectacle.


Afrikka Hardy (Credit: Facebook)

Memorial Service To Be Held For Indiana Murder Victim

The family of Indiana murder victim Afrikka Hardy will hold a memorial service for her next Saturday.


Fall Gardening Tips

(CBS) — Fall gardening tips from Tim Pollack at the Chicago Botanic Garden. 1. Overwintering Dahlias and Cannas -Dig before the first hard frost, they can tolerate temps in the low 30’s and light frost, […]


Halloween Cocktails

(CBS) — Master mixologist Jonathan Pogash shares a couple of recipes guaranteed to be more treat than trick! An American Horror Highball 1 oz. Tap 357 Maple Rye whisky 1 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Caramel […]



Chicago Area Early Voting Locations

Early voting for the 2014 general election in Illinois begins on Monday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 2.


Robin McGowan’s Healthy Tailgating Alternatives

Health coach Robin McGowan shares some recipes for healthy tailgating. For more information, visit Jalapeno Poppers Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20-25 minutes Yield: 2 servings. Per serving: 1 Leaner | 3 Green […]