Donation

This is some of the wreckage vandals left behind at the New Lenox veterans memorial. (CBS/Jim Williams)

ComEd Kicks In $10,000 To Help Repair Veterans Memorial

The utility is cutting the check to help repair vandalism-related damage at a New Lenox veterans memorial. WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports.

11/10/2014

Pile of cash (CBS)

Atheist Group Hopes 3rd Time’s A Charm For $3,000 Donation

You’d think finding someone to take a check for $3,000 – no strings attached – would be an easy task, but a local atheist group recently found itself rejected twice by government boards in the North Shore when it tried to make a donation.

12/27/2013

Football Generic

After Meeting Fundraising Goal, Suburban Pop Warner Team Makes Super Bowl

Now that it has raised the money to finance its trip to the Pop Warner championships, a team of 7th and 8th graders from Hoffman Estates is doing well in the tournament.

12/11/2013

A pair of new shoes donated to Washington residents. (Credit: CBS)

Donations Give Hundreds Of Washington Residents New Pair Of Shoes

CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports one big donation is giving Washington residents a new spring in their steps.

11/25/2013

A dog displaced by the destruction of a Niles no-kill shelter. (CBS)

Destroyed Animal Shelter Will Hold Adoption-Donation Event This Weekend

Offers of help are pouring in for a Niles animal shelter that was decimated when a runaway school bus plowed into it earlier this week. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

10/03/2013

Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

Grainger Foundation Pledges $100M To U. Of I.

A $100 million donation to the University of Illinois College of Engineering will be used to recruit and retain top professors and to finance research in bioengineering and other areas, university officials said Monday.

01/28/2013

Rev. Corey Brooks discusses his cross-country walk to raise money for a community center in Woodlawn. (Credit: CBS)

‘Rooftop Pastor’ Faces Racial Threats Following Donation To Disgraced Politician

Pastor Corey Brooks says he would write the same check today. But he adds he’s also learned lessons. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/11/2013

Married Kwame Kilpatrick had an affair with Christine Beatty and served time behind bars on charges related to his position as Detroit's mayor. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Pastor Corey Brooks Defends Donation To Ex-Detroit Mayor

Pastor Corey Brooks is defending a controversial donation he made to the former mayor of Detroit, whose now on trial for alleged corruption.

01/09/2013

Chris Harris

After Seeing Tweet, Ex-Bear Chris Harris Steps In To Help Family With 4 Disabled Teens

Former Chicago Bear Chris Harris is issuing a big donation, after seeing a tweet about a family in need of an elevator lift for their quadruplets who all suffer from cerebral palsy.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Pastor Corey Brooks addresses an enthusiastic crowd Friday after he came down from the top of a shuttered motel that became a symbol of urban problems. (CBS)

Tyler Perry Gives $100,000 To Pastor On Shuttered Motel Roof

The Rev. Corey Brooks came down from the roof of a shuttered West Woodlawn neighborhood motel, after actor-director Tyler Perry said he would donate $98,000 so Brooks can buy the motel and replace it with a community center.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

DePaul University

Philanthropist Richard Driehaus Gives DePaul $30 Million

A DePaul University alumnus is showing his dedication to the school with a mammoth donation.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Leonard Miller II, left, with his namesake son, who gave him one of his kidneys. (CBS)

A Son’s Christmas Gift To His Ailing Father: A Kidney

Leonard Miller III didn’t give his dad a sweater or set golf clubs for Christmas. The Chicago man gave his father the gift of life, CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

01/05/2012

borders

8,000 Books From Shuttered Borders Stores Donated To CPS

The last Chicago Borders bookstore will close on Wednesday, but the bookstore chain’s loss may be the Chicago Public Schools’ gain.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Roger Goodell

Despite Lockout, NFL Gives $1 Million To Players’ Charities

The NFL gave $1 million in grants to charities belonging to nearly 90 current and former NFL players.

04/05/2011

Derrick Rose

Rose Will Donate $1K For Every Point He Scores On Friday

When the Chicago Bulls take the court agaisnt the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, Bulls fans will have another reason to cheer every time Derrick Rose scores.

03/24/2011