Billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s sister has donated $100 million to Northwestern University, which the suburban Chicago school says is the largest single gift in its history.
The main requirement Ed Czerkies wanted when he donated the money was to have his parents’ names prominently displayed on a new digital marquee for the Rialto, which would replace the classic original marquee. After significant backlash from the community, the board backed off, and so did Czerkies.
Do we really have to choose between our gluttony and our political beliefs? Boy do I hope not…
The utility is cutting the check to help repair vandalism-related damage at a New Lenox veterans memorial. WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports.
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.
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.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports one big donation is giving Washington residents a new spring in their steps.
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.
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.
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.
Pastor Corey Brooks is defending a controversial donation he made to the former mayor of Detroit, whose now on trial for alleged corruption.
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.
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.
A DePaul University alumnus is showing his dedication to the school with a mammoth donation.
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.
The last Chicago Borders bookstore will close on Wednesday, but the bookstore chain’s loss may be the Chicago Public Schools’ gain.
The NFL gave $1 million in grants to charities belonging to nearly 90 current and former NFL players.
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.