People who saw an ad on Craigslist thought it was too good to be true: A house full of possessions, free for the taking. But it was true and about fifty people showed up this morning a cleared the place out, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
The owner of a car repair garage in the Edison Park neighborhood has seen a program called “Wheels To Prosper” – which gives cars to deserving people – grow from a couple garages to 25 across the country.
The Salvation Community Center in Norridge provides after-school activities for young people, other resources for people struggling financially as well as worship services.
For an hour and a half Wednesday morning, traffic was jam-packed at a Shell station in Evanston, where they were giving away gas for free.
Toyota is offering charities a chance to win a free car.
There was a surprise this morning for commuters at the California Avenue Green Line station on the city’s West Side.