Christmas Gifts


Charity, Suburban School Play Santa For Chicago Students

More than 1,600 students at Hanson Park Elementary School are getting Christmas gifts from lists they sent along with letters to Santa.


Gregory Cook, 42, has been charged with two counts of residential burglary. (Riverside Police)

Police: Burglar Was Going To Re-Gift Stolen Goods

Gregory Cook has eight prior convictions for burglary and is a self-admitted Hell Bound Biker Club gang member, police say.


Students with Cary-Grove High School's Interact community service club organize some of the 750 presents they're donating to students at Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy in Chicago. (Photo courtesy Twitter/@CaryGroveHS)

Suburban Students Playing Santa For Daley Academy Kids

Students at Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, will get an early Christmas present from Santa on Thursday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2012

Plate of Fruit Cake

The Best Fruitcake Recipe Ever

Food Network Chef Keegan Gerhard shares his mother’s fruitcake recipe and proves that fruitcake can still be a delicious and special holiday treat.


The Salvation Army center in Little Village helped provide 10 needy families with artificial Christmas trees this year. The families will also get Christmas meals on Christmas Day, as well as gifts for their children. The Salvation Army is providing the donations for hundreds of families across the Chicago area. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Salvation Army Helping Brighten Holidays For Needy Families

Some needy Chicago families found reason for a little excitement Tuesday at a Salvation Army Center in the Little Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2012

Marcus and Sinora Wright shop for Christmas presents for their four children. (Credit: Home Video)

Survive This Economy: Cutting Back On Holiday Spending

This might be the hardest time of the year to “Survive This Economy”. No one knows that better than families, like the Wrights, a suburban couple with four kids.

CBS 2–12/29/2011

Staci Gerardi has a talent for turning "digital dollars" into gift cards she uses to buy gifts. (CBS)

Woman Pays For Christmas Gifts By Visiting Websites

One woman was able to buy gifts for her entire family this season without spending a dime. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez tells us how she did it and how you can do it, too.


Shoppers pack Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg for Black Friday shopping on Nov. 25, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Earlier Opening Times Cutting Down On Black Friday Frenzy

The shoppers have been out for hours already grabbing every deal they can as Black Friday gets underway. Most of the stores are open on this Black Friday morning, and many of the big door-buster buys are already gone. But the concentrated madness that used to accompany this day has been greatly diffused.


Christmas Presents (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Christmas Gifts Saved, Home Destroyed In Fire

A home in the northwest suburbs will likely be a complete loss from a fire but fortunately, no one was hurt and firefighters were able to salvage the family’s Christmas gifts.


Christmas Presents (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Man Robbed Of Christmas Gifts In Suburban Parking Lot

A man was robbed at knifepoint of more than $2,000 worth of holiday gifts in a shopping center parking lot in the north suburbs.