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Former Daley Aide Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From Charity

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.

04/08/2014

Brian Keller and Zach Quinn started "Love Your Melon," a non-profit that provides knit caps for cancer patients, as part of a class project. They're taking their project on a bus tour during a month-long break from college. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

College Students’ Cancer Charity Tour Comes To Chicago

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.

01/14/2014

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Judgment Day For Jacksons In Washington, D.C. Court

They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.

08/13/2013

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Best Stores With A Cause In Chicago

Save a few dollars on deals and bargains while you give back to the community at these Chicago stores.

03/19/2013

Lake Michigan shoreline in winter

Hundreds Jump In Lake Michigan For Polar Bear Plunge

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.

01/26/2013

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ex-Postal Carrier Gets 2 1/2 Years For Stealing $275K In Charity Donations

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.

12/18/2012

David Axelrod (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

David Alexrod Shaves Trademark Mustache For Charity

President Barack Obama’s strategist David Axelrod might be feeling a little naked this morning.

12/07/2012

Salvation Army kettle (CBS)

No Cash To Donate? There Are Other Ways To Help Charities

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.

12/06/2012

Pretty much everyone hates you, Donald. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Gemini

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.

10/25/2012

Paul Ryan (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Paul Ryan’s Dish Washing Is As Fake As Romney/Ryan Budget Math

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.

10/16/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Festival To Benefit Firefighters Kicks Off In The Afternoon

Music, food and fun are on tap Saturday night on the city’s Northcenter neighborhood, all for the benefit of Chicago Fire Department charities.

WBBM Newsradio–09/29/2012

Dakota Goff of Morris collects aluminum pop-can tabs for a good cause. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: 5-Year-Old Fundraiser

Dakota Goff spends his time on a project to help sick children and their parents. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

08/17/2012

U.S. Postal Service mail carrier (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Former Mail Carrier Admits Stealing $275K In Charity Donations

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.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Rower Jenn Gibbons completes her journey around Lake Michigan. (Credit: Mai Martinez/CBS Chicago)

Undaunted By Attack, Woman Completes Rowing Journey Around Lake Michigan

A Chicago woman is back home after going all around Lake Michigan in a rowboat to raise money for charity.

08/14/2012

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Photos: Danny Mac Charity Golf Outing

Check out these photos from The Danny Mac Charity Golf Outing!

670 The Score–08/02/2012

Jenn Gibbons

Woman On Mission To Row Around Lake Michigan Stands Undeterred By Assault

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.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Maggie Daley

Maggie Daley’s Arts Charity May Be Shutting Down

A local arts institution founded by the late Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley might be about at the end, after 20 years.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Share Your Soles Foundation

Shoe Charity Operator Loses Apartment In Fire

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.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

A swimmer for American Greyhound grabs a towel after taking a dip in Lake Michigan on New Year's Day in a Polar Plunge to raise awareness of efforts to find homes for retired greyhound racing dogs. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Dozens Take Polar Plunge For Charity

Several dozen people celebrated New Year’s Day on Sunday by taking a dip in Lake Michigan to help raise money for charity.

01/02/2012

Growing Home Wood Street Farm (credit: growinghomeinc.org/Andrew Collings)

Top Chicago Charities

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.

12/14/2011

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