Fundraising

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Despite Economic Recovery, Charities Still Struggling For Dollars

At a time when many people give to charity groups, the economy has improved, but there are still challenges in raising money.

11/28/2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Court Hears Arguments Over Walker-Related Probe

Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them to resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election campaign, in a case that touches on broader issues about just what constitutes constitutionally-protected political activity.

09/09/2014

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

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. There are 27 dead, 20 of them children, after Adam Lanza reportedly opened fire in one of the largest school massacres in U.S. history. Lanza is dead at the scene and his mother, a teacher at the school, is also dead. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Shootings Prompt U. Of Ill. Student To Raise Money

A University of Illinois student hopes to raise $50,000 for people affected by last week’s shootings at a Connecticut elementary school and he’s almost a quarter of the way to his goal.

12/21/2012

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

Pastor Finishes Cross-Country Walk To Raise Money For Community Center

A South Side pastor has completed his cross-country fundraising walk, and has returned to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Biased Media Criticizes Romney’s Top Fundraisers

As the media positively and glowingly report high-profile presidential fundraising events for President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee, they report on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s and the Republican’s big-dollar fundraising gatherings in and around Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention with total suspicion and even worse.

08/31/2012

Dakota Goff of Morris collects aluminum pop-can tabs for a good cause. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: 5-Year-Old Fundraiser

Dakota Goff spends his time on a project to help sick children and their parents. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

08/17/2012

President Obama

Obama To Move On From Chicago As He Fills Campaign War Chest

President Barack Obama is still behind Republican opponent Mitt Romney when it comes to filling his war chest with campaign cash.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

Mitt Romney in Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Audacity Of Harry Reid

How dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumors against Mitt Romney?

08/01/2012

Shuttered Solyndra headquarters (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Solyndra Reunite At High Dollar Fundraiser

One would think that Obama and his White House would want to keep the name Solyndra as far from the headlines as possible. Yet, President Obama is rubbing elbows with key players in the Solyndra stimulus disaster at a high-priced fundraiser where donors paid $35,800-per-person.

07/25/2012

Rich South Band

Few Members of Rich South Marching Band Set To Leave For London Olympics

Some members of a south suburban high school marching band leave Tuesday for the London Olympics, but there’s disappointment that not all of them can afford to go.

07/23/2012

Illinois State Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago)

Questions Arise About Fundraising Activities By Former State Sen. Hendon

Questions are arising about the campaign fund raising activities of former Illinois State Senator and one time Chicago alderman Ricky Hendon.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Maggie Daley

Maggie Daley’s Arts Charity May Be Shutting Down

A local arts institution founded by the late Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley might be about at the end, after 20 years.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Plum Grove Junior High School, Rolling Meadows. (CBS)

Some People You Should Know: Students At Plum Grove Jr. High

The seventh- and eighth-graders in Rolling Meadows may be young, but they manage to haul in impressive amounts of money to fight cancer. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

04/13/2012

Hustle Up The Hancock

Thousands Climb To The Top For Hustle Up The Hancock

Four thousand climbers took part in the 15th annual Hustle up the Hancock at the John Hancock Center Sunday.

CBS 2–02/27/2012

Rich South Band

Rich South High School Band Invited To Play At London Olympics

The 100-member Rich South High School Band has been invited to perform at the Olympics this summer in London, in what they’re calling the chance of a lifetime.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

Generic Fireworks (AP Photo/Disney, Matt Stroshane)

Fireworks Cut In Some Towns, But Will Go On In Batavia

As the city and suburbs deal with budget troubles, more of them are scrapping planned fireworks shows for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. But in Batavia, the show will go on.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011