Santa drinking beer.  (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Does Your Kid Have A Santa Phobia? Expert Offers Tips To Calm Children

Social worker Ellen Rosendale suggests you prep your child by talking about what Santa looks like and what to expect.


I want to know where Santa's getting money to look so spiffy... (Credit: James McCauley/Harrods via Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Taurus

Taurus, sorry your Christmas presents never came. There’s nothing worse than waking up Christmas morning to find a tree (glowing with lights and ornaments) with no presents underneath. If you want to blame someone, don’t blame Santa, or your parents…


(CBS File Photo)

Chicago Police Officers Deliver Christmas Gifts

The police were picking up and then delivering Christmas gifts to 17 families of fallen or seriously injured police officers.


Post Office Kicks Off Annual Letters To Santa Campaign

Starting next Tuesday, letters to Santa will be available to the public.


The CTA's festive "Holiday Train" was back in business this week and will appear on all L lines in the coming weeks. (CBS)

CTA’s Holiday Train Arrives In Time For Festive Season

Some have called it “the train the grinches couldn’t kill,” because of the outcry that occurred when a handful of CTA managers once tried to discontinue it as a belt-tightening measure.


Firefighters on Friday delivered gifts to Cheyenne Price's family after the 9-year-old wrote for help. (CBS)

Firefighters Save Christmas For Stroke Victim’s Family

Firefighters who helped rescue Dani Price last summer gave her and her family assistance of a different kind on Friday. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Wolfie & Marving hizang out with Santa (credit: Jacob Knabb)

Best Places For Pet Pictures With Santa

Dogs, all pets for that matter, are family too. And they should be included in on the holiday festivities, including a trip to visit Santa Claus. Santa makes special visits just for pets around the Chicagoland area so you can have your dog or cat’s photo taken with him. And on Christmas morning, let them rip open one of their own gifts so they can experience the thrill of a magical Christmas too.


Selfridges' Christmas Grotto Opens

Chicago’s Santas: Best Of The Best

Here’s a guide of the Best Santa’s to visit in the Chicago area – and where and when you can bring your kids of all ages to sit on his lap.


Santa At 900 Shops

Gurnee Shop: ‘No Appointment, No Sitting On Santa’s Lap’

A Hawthorn Woods man says bureaucratic red tape kept his 5-year-old son from a visit with Santa Claus at Bass Pro Shop in Gurnee.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2010