Salvation Army


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.


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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.


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Salvation Army Provides Space For Teens At Kroc Center

The Kroc Center Teen Zone offers homework help, a cultural exposure class, a teen sports club and a creative writing club.


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Salvation Army Helps Woman Get Life On Track

A donation can go toward helping people like a woman who fled an abusive relationship and has been receiving housing, clothes and counseling from the Salvation Army.


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)

In The Western Suburbs, Salvation Army Helps Jobless Construction Worker

WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody talks with an unemployed construction worker who has received assistance over the years from the St. Charles Salvation Army Community Center.


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Even Affluent Suburbs Harbor People Who Need Salvation Army Assistance

The Salvation Community Center in Norridge provides after-school activities for young people, other resources for people struggling financially as well as worship services.


The Salvation Army center in Little Village helped provide 10 needy families with artificial Christmas trees this year. The families will also get Christmas meals on Christmas Day, as well as gifts for their children. The Salvation Army is providing the donations for hundreds of families across the Chicago area. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Salvation Army Helping Brighten Holidays For Needy Families

Some needy Chicago families found reason for a little excitement Tuesday at a Salvation Army Center in the Little Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2012

George Ryan

Gov. Ryan Qualifies For Early Work Release

Imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan will be released from prison five months early, having qualified for work release.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

New Mount Pilgrim Missionary has opened as a cooling center to help during the heat wave. (CBS)

Charitable Organizations Help Provide Cooling Relief

The longer the extreme heat continues the more worried emergency workers become about our most vulnerable people.



Suburban Residents Preparing For A Very Hot Day On Thursday

The heat settling in on the Chicago area isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s potentially dangerous.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Former drug user Kevin Little has cleaned up his act, thanks to the Salvation Army. (CBS)

Former Drug User Cleans Up, Collects Diploma

Kevin Little wanted to clean up his act. He got the help he needed to do that at Chicago’s Salvation Army and on Friday night, he wore a cap and gown and got a precious diploma.



Get Organized: Best Places To Donate Your Junk

Did you know that January is the month to get organized? According to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), this year marks the seventh year that January is the month to get organized. NAPO wants to raise awareness on the benefits of getting organized and since getting organized is usually one of the top five New Years resolutions, what better time to start than now?


Chicago area toy collections are significantly down this holiday season at Salvation Army centers. (CBS)

Salvation Army In Desperate Need Of Toys For Children

Toy donations are down 30 percent across the Chicagoland area — 60 to 70 percent at some city locations. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


WBBM Good Neighbor Radiothon

WBBM Radiothon: The Many Ways The Salvation Army Makes A Difference

WBBM Newsradio’s annual Good Neighbor Radiothon is underway, this year benefiting the Salvation Army. Here is a look at the numerous ways in which the Salvation Army makes a difference to those in need in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–12/16/2011

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Salvation Army Bell-Ringer Conned Out Of Kettle Full Of Money

The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps in the western suburbs has lost up to $400, after a man fooled a bell-ringer into giving him a kettle full of cash.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

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Salvation Army Strikes Gold In North Suburbs

The Salvation Army has literally struck gold with several anonymous donors in the northern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

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Salvation Army Begins Accepting Credit Cards At Red Kettles

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Salvation Army is moving with the times this holiday season, and you might say that in some places, it’s not your father’s Salvation Army. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, this […]

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011


Lake County Service Agencies Can’t Keep Up With Utility Help Requests

Agencies that provide emergency help for utility bills in Lake County are beginning to see a backlog.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

(Sketch provided by Streamwood Police)

Streamwood Police Question Person Of Interest In Baby’s Death

Streamwood police say they are questioning a person of interest in the death of a newborn found last week in a bathroom at a Salvation Army Store.


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Waukegan Man Denies Setting Salvation Army Fire

A former Waukegan mayoral candidate denied burning down the Waukegan Salvation Army building at his arraignment Thursday in a north suburban court.