Oprah Gives $12 Million To Chicago Groups, Others In U.S. For COVID-19Her charity is giving the money to groups in five cities she has called home, including of course Chicago, which will get five million dollars.
COVID-19 Concerns Cancel Charitable Events, Organizations Lose Much Needed FundsIt's estimated Chicagoans give as much as $6.7 billion locally to charity. But with coronavirus concerns and financial uncertainties, that number is likely to change.
Charities Hope Wallets Stay Open On Giving TuesdayIn addition to the cash injection, charities are also accepting donations of time and other means of support.
Attorney General Says Do Your Research Before Donating To CharitiesAs your mailbox and your inbox fill up with end-of-the-year donation requests, the Illinois Attorney General encourages you to ask questions first.
Be Wary Of Scams In Wake Of Nepal Earthquake, Better Business Bureau WarnsFraudulent charities and individuals often spring up following natural disasters.
Despite Economic Recovery, Charities Still Struggling For DollarsAt a time when many people give to charity groups, the economy has improved, but there are still challenges in raising money.
Univ. Of Illinois Gives Penn State Settlement Money To 4 CharitiesThe University of Illinois has received its part of a settlement from the fallout from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, and is passing on the money to four agencies that help families deal with the trauma of child abuse.
Top Chicago CharitiesThere’s always plenty to do in the city, but sometimes you’ve got to balance what’s important. Are you hitting the gym and playing sports enough? Are you seeing your friends enough? Are you expanding your artistic and culinary horizons? Take a break from yourself and go support those in need through one of these excellent Chicagoland charitable organizations.
Charities Bracing For Chicago Water BillsMayor Emanuel's new water and sewer bills are back in the news. They have yet to be issued, but churches and charities are trying to figure out how big they’ll be.
Local Charities Preparing A Day Of Service For 9/11 AnniversaryThis year, to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to volunteer or do something good for their community in a national day of service. For several years now on that date, thousands of Chicagoans have been doing just that.
How To Know If Sidewalk Solicitors Are LegitThey seem to be everywhere you look downtown; people who want to stop you and get you to give to their cause. But how do you know which people collecting on the sidewalk are what the city calls legitimate? CBS 2's Pamela Jones shows us.