Christmas

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More Than 1,000 Kids In Gary Receive Gifts At Annual Event

It’s Christmas again for more than one thousand kids in Gary, where the late mayor Rudy Clay’s son is carrying on a tradition started by his father, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12/27/2014

Big Pappas Gyro owner Sandi DiGangi. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Oak Lawn Restaurant Prepares Thousands Of Turkey Dinners For Those In Need

A mom-and-pop restaurant in Oak Lawn is spending Christmas helping the less fortunate by preparing about 3,500 meals with a lot of help from friends and neighbors.

12/25/2014

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Brother, Sister Deliver Gifts To Homeless Chicagoans

- The spirit of the season is alive on the streets of Chicago on Christmas Eve. As thousands were worring about buying and wrapping, a brother and sister made the rounds and gave to the forgotten.

12/24/2014

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Community Donates Money, Gifts To Family Of Murdered Chicago Man

One week ago, a 35-year-old man described as a devoted father and husband was shot to death as he left work.

12/24/2014

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Shoppers Scramble For Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

Shoppers are also out in force on Christmas Eve looking for last minute gifts. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot caught up with some of them.

12/24/2014

Archbishop Blase Cupich accepts the crozier of former Cardinal Francis Mundelein at Holy Name Cathedral. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Visits Sick Kids At Lurie Children’s Hospital

Chicago’s archbishop spent part of his Christmas Eve with sick children and their families who can’t be home for the holiday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/24/2014

Firefighter Rich Pinskey handing out toys. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Firefighters Deliver Christmas Gifts To Kids In Hospital

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports if somewhere Santa has a helper, a go-to guy deep behind the scenes, chances are he looks a bit like Rich Pinskey.

12/23/2014

Inside Anderson's Coins and Collectibles in St. Charles. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

West Suburban Store Owner Offers Toys To Needy Families

A west-suburban businessman is doing his part to make sure kids in need have toys this Christmas, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/23/2014

Santa and Mrs. Claus at Macy's to pick up gifts for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's Operation Santa. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Chicago Police Deliver Gifts To Kids Of Fallen, Wounded Officers

A Chicago Police motorcade is accompanying Santa this weekend, traversing the city and suburbs to bring some joy to police families that could use some.

12/20/2014

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Those ’70s Gifts: Remembering Popular Old-School Presents

Do you remember some of the popular gifts that kids found under the tree or on their stockings on Christmas Day in the 1970s?

12/18/2014

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Best Holiday Destinations For Singles

The best way to prevent a Blue Christmas is to visit one of the best holiday destinations in America for singles.

12/17/2014

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Chicago 5th Grader Collecting Toys For Disaster Victims, Homeless Children

Santa is getting some big help from a little elf in Chicago this Christmas. A South Side 5th grader is collecting toys for disaster victims in the south and homeless children right here Chicago.

12/16/2014

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Frustrated Bears Fan Turns Anger Into Holiday Parody Video

Feeling frustrated about a lost Bears season? A holiday parody may able to help and now it’s gone viral, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

12/16/2014

Tendayi playing with 5-year old Joshua after giving him some toys at Advocate Children's Hospital. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Hospital Cafeteria Worker Donates Hundreds Of Toys To Sick Kids

A woman who works in the cafeteria of a Southeast Side hospital visited her company’s children’s hospital this morning and brought with her hundreds of toys.

12/15/2014

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Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift Ideas

Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

12/11/2014

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A Guide To Dating Around The Holidays

During the holidays, take things easy, communicate with one another and enjoy the festivity that’s all around you.

12/10/2014

Rudolph historian Rick Goldschmidt. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

50th Anniversary Stirs Memories For Rudolph Historian

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards talked to the Oak Lawn man who wrote the book on the special.

12/09/2014

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Five Little Known Facts About “A Christmas Carol”

Carlo DeVito, author of “Inventing Scrooge” from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares five little known facts about Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.”

12/08/2014

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.

12/03/2014

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America’s Best Places For A White Christmas

A trip to a winter wonderland can make this Christmas one you’ll never forget.

12/03/2014

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