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Forget About Ray Rice, The NFL Just Doesn’t Care About Women

Dear NFL, you need to prove that you think women actually have a worth.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

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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

Two books donated by Queen Victoria -- a biography of her husband Prince Albert, and an illustrated history of Buckingham Palace -- are displayed on pillows at the Chicago Public Library. The queen donated the books to Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871, to help establish the city's first public library. (Credit: John Cody)

Harold Washington Library Displays Books Key To City’s First Library

Pillows at the Harold Washington Library Center cushion the display of two books donated by Queen Victoria, who sparked British contributions to Chicago’s first free public library.

04/04/2014

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Holiday Push On For Charity Donations

Daniel Borochoff of the independent watchdog group CharityWatch said charitable giving is up a bit this year among people with higher incomes, especially in giving stocks.

12/23/2013

A boy looks at the debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, on the eastern island of Leyte on November 12, 2013, after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm in the world this year, hit the Philippines on November 8. (Photo credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Philippines Diplomat: ‘We Need Superheroes’ In Wake Of Typhoon

The ranking diplomat for the Philippines in the Midwest estimated rebuilding will take two years after a typhoon ravaged the Pacific island nation, and he called for cash donations to help victims right away.

11/13/2013

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Veterans’ Group Pulls Funding After Park District Member Sits During Pledge

After a local veterans group halted donations to the Morton Grove Park District, because one board member was sitting down during the Pledge of Allegiance, a Naperville teacher has begun raising funds to replace that money.

11/04/2013

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley (R) and his wife Maggie, walk on stage for a swearing-in ceremony for mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel in Grant Park May 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.   Emanuel replaces former mayor Richard M. Daley, who had a 22-year run as Chicago's top politician. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Daley Gives Away Last Of His Campaign Cash

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley made an unusual and unusually generous gesture on Wednesday, donating more than half a million dollars from his former campaign fund to various Chicago charities and other organizations.

CBS 2–04/24/2013

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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

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Ethics Committee Will Continue Investigation Into Schock

The House Ethics Committee says it will continue an investigation into U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock over allegations the Illinois Republican sought donations of more than $5,000 per donor to a super political action committee.

02/06/2013

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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

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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

Residents in the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods donated winter coats, blankets, soap, and other essentials to the 70 people who were displaced by an extra-alarm fire Thanksgiving weekend. Many of those put out by the fire lost everything they had in the blaze. (Credit: CBS)

Beverly-Morgan Park Residents Band Together To Help Fire Victims

Nearly 70 people lost everything this past weekend, when an extra-alarm fire ripped through their condo building in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

CBS 2–11/28/2012

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at an apartment building in the Morgan Park neighborhood on Nov. 24, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Donations Pour In To Help Victims Of Condo Fire

The alderman and state representative of Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood are pitching to help their neighbors who lost nearly everything in a weekend fire.

11/26/2012

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In Wake Of Sandy, Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors From Chicago

On this Halloween, the Red Cross wants your blood.

10/31/2012

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Roselle Seeks Residents’ Help To Pay For Next Year’s Fireworks

One northwest suburb is hoping residents will pay out of their own pockets for next year’s July 4th fireworks display.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

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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

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LaGrange Police Hide In Church, Catch Suspect Stealing From Donation Boxes

Daniel S. Blubaugh of Naperville was arrested by two officers who hid in the church after officials reported a pattern of Sunday donations coming up missing.

06/25/2012

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St. Bernard Hospital Workers Save Christmas For Struggling Families

The generosity of some South Side hospital workers is making Christmas a little merrier and bright than it otherwise have been this year.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2011

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More Than 8,000 Ride In Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade

Mild temperatures in the 50s over the weekend contributed to one of the largest Toys for Tots annual motorcycle parade in the past several years.

WBBM Newsradio–12/05/2011

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Salvation Army Begins Accepting Credit Cards At Red Kettles

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Salvation Army is moving with the times this holiday season, and you might say that in some places, it’s not your father’s Salvation Army. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, this […]

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

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