Authorities in the tornado zones in Rochelle and Fairdale have asked people wanting to help the victims not to get in their cars to make the trip, but do what they can from home instead.
The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross have set up shelters for victims, served hot meals to first responders, and provided other relief supplies as residents dig out, and begin the slow recovery process.
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.
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.
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.
Police in north suburban Skokie responded to an attempted armed robbery Thursday afternoon at a Salvation Army Family Store.
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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.
Hundreds of Chicago Public School students are getting and giving the gift of music thanks to the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army also has an outdoor effort at Camp Wonderland just over the border in Wisconsin.
One of the Salvation Army’s many programs provides Head Start services to pre-schoolers.
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.
Besides feeding children’s mouths, the Salvation Army also feeds their minds.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts spoke with one such mother, Antoinette Currin, a mother of eight who had no place else to turn.
A secretive, generous Santa dropped four gold coins worth $1,300 each into a Salvation Army kettle outside a Wal-Mart in Lake Zurich.
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.
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.
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.
After serving six years for a corruption conviction, former Gov. George Ryan is due to be released this week to a Chicago halfway house.