Fund Raiser

Participants in the Jan. 1 polar plunge at North Avenue Beach call it "Freezin' for a Reason" because they were raising money for a greyhound rescue group. (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Polar Plungers Say They Are ‘Freezin’ For A Reason’

Whether it’s the lingering effects of last night’s celebrations or a baptism of sorts to start off the new year – or a fundraiser – dozens gathered at North Avenue Beach as the new year dawned.


Cammy Babiarz

Wheaton Man Will Run Cross-State To Fight Disorder That Afflicts Daughter

Bill Babiarz plans to run 150 miles in five days, from Fulton to Buckingham Fountain in an effort to cure Rett Syndrome. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.


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.


Crowds file past the open casket of Hadiya Pendleton Friday. (CBS)

In Hadiya Pendleton’s Memory, A Fund-Raiser To Send Kids To Volleball Camp

he murder of Hadiya Pendleton made headlines in Chicago and across the country. Now, as CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, the mom of the teenager with such a bright future has plans to help other kids excel.


Porshe Foster (Credit: Family photo)

Classmates Raise Money For Funeral For Girl Shot On South Side

Classmates of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who was shot to death last week have raised money to help pay for her funeral.


Nick Viverito (left) and William Christopher Pettry went to Jacksonville, Fla., last weekend to watch the Chicago Bears play the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Pettry was killed when another man slashed his throat in a restaurant hours before the game. (Photo courtesy Nick Viverito)

Bears Players Hosting Fund-Raiser For Slain Fan

Some Bears players are hosting a fundraiser this weekend for the family of a Lake Villa man who was murdered last weekend in Florida.


Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

Peers Hold Tennis Fundraiser To Remember Slain Teen

Organizers held the event at Kelli O’Laughlin’s tennis club to raise money in her honor. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.


(Credit: District 95)

Brookfield Middle School Plans Fund-Raiser For Assistant Principal

Middle school students are staging a fundraiser tonight to benefit a much-loved school administrator who suffered a stroke in the past several weeks.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2011