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Prosecutors: Pair Stole Salvation Army Kettle Before Leading Police On High-Speed Chase

Kavin Gipson, 48, and Roosevelt Huddleston, 51, approached the bucket outside the Ultra Foods, 491 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard, about 7 p.m. while the bell ringer was inside the store, according to a statement from the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

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Thief Steals Salvation Army Kettle In Oak Lawn

A Salvation Army bell-ringer was taking a scheduled break from her duties outside of a Walgreens drug store at 95th Street and Melvina Avenue when the theft occurred. She returned to find the kettle and its contents gone.

12/10/2014

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Suburban Couple Turns Wedding Into Toy Drive For Needy Kids

Two car loads of toys have been delivered to the Salvation Army in Crystal Lake thanks to a newlywed couple who asked for gifts for the needy instead of wedding presents.

11/17/2014

A gunman attempted to rob this Salvation Army store in north suburban Skokie. (NVP)

Attempted Armed Robbery Reported At Skokie Salvation Army

Police in north suburban Skokie responded to an attempted armed robbery Thursday afternoon at a Salvation Army Family Store.

10/17/2014

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Money-Saving Tips For Camping

With warm weather and clear skies, heading out for a camping trip is one of America’s most popular excursions. Here are some of the best money-saving tips while camping.

07/11/2014

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Salvation Army Hosts Sober Super Bowl Party

It’s one Super Bowl party where everyone could be the designated driver. WBBM’s Nancy Harty explains.

02/02/2014

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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

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CPS Students Get Gift Of Music From Salvation Army

Hundreds of Chicago Public School students are getting and giving the gift of music thanks to the Salvation Army.

12/13/2013

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Salvation Army Outdoor Camp

The Salvation Army also has an outdoor effort at Camp Wonderland just over the border in Wisconsin.

12/13/2013

The Salvation Army creed is seen on a bell ringer's pole in front of a Kmart store December 2, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois. Several major national retailers have banned Salvation Army bell ringers, including Target stores. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Salvation Army Offers Head Start For Children

One of the Salvation Army’s many programs provides Head Start services to pre-schoolers.

12/13/2013

The Salvation Army's Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the West Pullman neighborhood. (Credit: Facebook)

Salvation Army Community Center Merges Arts, Sports, Education

On Chicago’s Far South Side, there’s a Salvation Army facility unlike anything in the area, where arts and sports combine with life skills to create success stories.

12/13/2013

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Salvation Army Tutoring Program Helps Kids Reach College

Besides feeding children’s mouths, the Salvation Army also feeds their minds.

12/13/2013

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Salvation Army Provides A Helping Hand To Families In Need

WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts spoke with one such mother, Antoinette Currin, a mother of eight who had no place else to turn.

12/13/2013

Here are the gold coins someone dropped in a Salvation Army kettle outside a northwest suburban Wal-Mart. (Salvation Army)

Gold Coins Worth More Than $5,000 Dropped In Salvation Army Kettle

A secretive, generous Santa dropped four gold coins worth $1,300 each into a Salvation Army kettle outside a Wal-Mart in Lake Zurich.

12/05/2013

Flood Relief Workers: ‘Hopefully Our Presence Really Helps People’

Disasters like this week’s flooding bring out armies of volunteers to help those in need in the affected areas, doing what they can to bring a measure of comfort to the victims in a time of crisis.

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A protest outside Alderman Jim Cappleman's Uptown office. (Credit: CBS)

Protest Held Outside Ald. Cappelman’s Office

First it was pigeons and then, the homeless. Hundreds of protestors in uptown are angry at the alderman there over what they say are decisions that don’t respect his constituents, reports CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov.

03/06/2013

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Salvation Army To Stay In Uptown

The Salvation Army says it’s staying in Uptown after all – despite its earlier statements that 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman had asked the Salvation Army food truck to clear out.

03/03/2013

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George Ryan Leaving Prison For Halfway House By Wednesday

After serving six years for a corruption conviction, former Gov. George Ryan is due to be released this week to a Chicago halfway house.

01/28/2013

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Salvation Army Helps Addict Get Life Back On Track

Dave Marsett interviews Jim Bisiules, who turned to the Salvation Army and Harbor Light to recover from a decades-long drug addiction. He’s back on track, thanks to their help.

01/15/2013

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Evanston Salvation Army In Need Of Storefront

The Evanston Salvation Army need a storefront to wrap gifts, assemble baskets and serve its clients.

12/14/2012

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