Minion Toy In Happy Meal Not Screaming Profanities, McDonald's InsistsA toy acquired by The Associated Press made a sound that could be interpreted as the phrase often abbreviated as "WTF."
West Suburban Store Owner Offers Toys To Needy FamiliesA west-suburban businessman is doing his part to make sure kids in need have toys this Christmas, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Experts: How Name-Brand And Store-Brand Batteries Stack UpCBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has tips that could save you a bundle this holiday.
Hospital Cafeteria Worker Donates Hundreds Of Toys To Sick Kids A woman who works in the cafeteria of a Southeast Side hospital visited her company's children's hospital this morning and brought with her hundreds of toys.
More Than 100 Exhibitors Show Off Latest Toys And Games At Navy Pier ExpoMore than 100 exhibitors from around the world are participating in Chicago's annual toy and game expo this weekend.
Local Doctor Lists Toys That Pose Danger To KidsYou might want to check some of those Christmas presents before it's too late.
Evanston Salvation Army In Need Of StorefrontThe Evanston Salvation Army need a storefront to wrap gifts, assemble baskets and serve its clients.
Study: Black Friday Not The Best Time To Shop For ToysParents looking for the best deals on toys for their kids’ Christmas gifts can sleep in the day after Thanksgiving, also known as Black Friday.
Best Lil’ Gift Shops In Chicago What do you get the guy or gal whose birthday you're attending that you barely know? A gift card? Too aunt-y. Socks? What are you, a creep? What you need is a trinket, my dear -- holiday tchotchkes, everyday baubles, and birthday bric-a-brac. The following are some of Chicago’s fine purveyors of them.
Top Seven Kid-Friendy Stores On Michigan Avenue Chicago’s North Michigan Avenue is the place to shop ‘til you drop. From high-end boutiques to funky fashion hotspots, there’s a shop to satisfy everyone. Even kids will find a shop or two that meets their wildest shopping dreams. Here are my top seven picks for fun and kid-friendly shops on the Magnificent Mile.
Best After Christmas Sales For KidsIf gift cards are burning a whole in your kid’s pockets, there’s no shortage of after Christmas sales to choose from. Spend that hard earned Christmas cash, gift cards or store credit wisely. Stores are boasting big savings for the new year. According to Google, ecommerce sales from December 26-January 15th in 2011 were higher than they were on Black Friday.
Customs Agents Seize Toys Full Of Lead, Other Dangerous ChemicalsSome toys imported from China won’t make it under Chicago area Christmas trees, after Customs and Border Patrol officers found they were full of lead and other toxic chemicals.