Gene Lee — a 65-year-old Chinatown community leader who for years was an aide to former Mayor Richard M. Daley — admitted in court Tuesday that he cashed more than 150 large charity checks at a Chinatown restaurant then kept part of the money for himself.
Two college students’ class project has turned into a non-profit that aims to brighten the lives of young cancer patients, and – when possible – to put other college students in the patients’ shoes.
They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.
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The air temperature at Oak Street Beach was 20 degrees, 19 degrees warmer than the water at the 12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, hosted by the Lakeview Polar Bear Club.
A former mailman who figured he needed the money more than “The Servants of Mary” was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison on Tuesday, for stealing mail containing more than $275,000 in charity donations.
President Barack Obama’s strategist David Axelrod might be feeling a little naked this morning.
Martha Carlos, spokeswoman for the Red Cross, has seen all kinds of non-cash donations, including stocks and bonds, unused gift cards and unused airline miles. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Well in this world, the real one, if you look up at the sky in the hope of finding out something about your future, the Moon will most likely give you the middle finger, then tell you your comb over looks horrible from his/her vantage point. Even from way up there in space.
If you want to know what an empty, meaningless political photo opportunity is look at Congressman Paul Ryan’s drop by at a food bank last week in Youngstown, Ohio.
Music, food and fun are on tap Saturday night on the city’s Northcenter neighborhood, all for the benefit of Chicago Fire Department charities.
Dakota Goff spends his time on a project to help sick children and their parents. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.
A former mail carrier has pleaded guilty to stealing $275,000 in donations that had been mailed to a charity on his route in west suburban Berwyn.
A Chicago woman is back home after going all around Lake Michigan in a rowboat to raise money for charity.
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A Chicago woman on a rowing mission says she won’t be deterred by a sexual attack on her over the weekend in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
A local arts institution founded by the late Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley might be about at the end, after 20 years.
The woman from suburban Worth known as “the Shoe Lady” has her shoes, but not much else — following a fire that burned the apartment building in which she lived.
Several dozen people celebrated New Year’s Day on Sunday by taking a dip in Lake Michigan to help raise money for charity.
There’s always plenty to do in the city, but sometimes you’ve got to balance what’s important. Are you hitting the gym and playing sports enough? Are you seeing your friends enough? Are you expanding your artistic and culinary horizons? Take a break from yourself and go support those in need through one of these excellent Chicagoland charitable organizations.