Doctor Explains Why You Should Avoid Thanksgiving, Christmas Gatherings: 'Not Worth The Risk'Dr. Mallika Marshall warns against large family gatherings this year due to the risk of spreading COVID-19.
2019 Holiday Toy Drives In The Chicago AreaWhile shopping this holiday season, consider donating to local organizations helping Chicagoans in need.
Construction Frustrations Get The Festive Touch In Irving Park"This seems to be a giant hole that was dug probably about six months ago and they covered it up. And they haven't been back to do any work since then."
CTA Holiday Train Pulls Into Stations FridayThe holiday train now joins the annual holiday bus that began rolling on Tuesday.
Macy's Holiday Window Display Now Open On State StreetIt's that time of year, the 52nd annual holiday windows at Macy's on State Street are open. 
This Year, More Returns Expected Before The Gifts Are PpenedUPS said it expects to handle 1.5 million returns on Wednesday, and predicts another spike on January 3, when it anticipates it will handle 1.3 million returned packages.
Sting Uses Fake Amazon Boxes, GPS To Catch Would-Be ThievesE-commerce sales have been growing faster than sales at brick-and-mortar retailers for several years. Online sales in the U.S. are forecast to increase 14.8 percent from last year, to $124.1 billion, for November and December, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online spending.
Salvation Army Bell Ringer Steals Kettle With $400 Inside“There’s a sense of frustration. We’re trying to raise as much as we can to fund services for families in need, and overall donations are down about 30 percent from last year.”
Get In The Spirit With Holiday Specials On CBS: How To Watch, When To WatchGet away from some of the holiday stress by joining CBS for some good old-fashioned family holiday cheer.
Former Inmate Getting Used To Currency, iPhones, DrivingNevest Coleman, whose conviction was vacated after 23 years in prison, is celebrating Christmas -- and his new freedom.
Science Says: Are Poinsettias Poisonous? Plus Some Other Holiday Truths Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them.