The Salvation Army is facing new challenges with its bell-ringing campaign, due to the pandemic. This year the organization is helping to care for millions more people than usual.
Facing COVID Challenges For Red Kettle Campaign, Salvation Army Introduces Kettle PayThe Salvation Army is facing new challenges with its bell-ringing campaign, due to the pandemic. This year the organization is helping to care for millions more people than usual.
A Thanksgiving Seafood Feast For Animals At The Shedd AquariumForget the turkey. The sea otters at the Shedd Aquarium munched and crunched on clams, pollock, and crabs for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Amid Pandemic Is Especially Hard For Those In Greatest NeedThe coronavirus pandemic has altered the way people are celebrating this Thanksgiving, but 2020 is shaping up to be even harder for those in need. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Mad Dash For Black Friday Deals Taking Back Seat To COVID-19It was a holiday tradition for some – after the turkey comes the camp-out, with people waiting in lines for shopping deals even before Thanksgiving is over. COVID-19, however, is changing how we buy things on the eve of Black Friday, as CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
Family Wants Answers After Hit-And-Run Kills Patriarch, 86, In Little VillageA pain is being felt most intensely by seven children who lost their family patriarch this week. He was killed in a hit-and-run in Little Village. CBS 2's Marie Saavedra reports.
Many Chicagoans Order From Local Restaurants For ThanksgivingSome people who have been cooking at home for months took a break this Thanksgiving, instead ordering from restaurants that could really use the business. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Salvation Army Serves Thanksgiving Meals Outside Due To COVID-19CBS 2's Meredith Barack spent this Thanksgiving Day with the Salvation Army, which has changed the way it gives out meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stores Prepare For Black Friday In Midst Of PandemicWith COVID-19 changing everything, nothing about Black Friday will be traditional either. As CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas reports, we can forget about the rush to line up for those deals after we eat tonight.
Salvation Army Offers Thanksgiving Meals To GoOrganizations like the Salvation Army were forced to rethink their plans for Thanksgiving amid this COVID-19 surge. CBS 2''s Meredith Barack reports.
Families Rethink Thanksgiving Amid COVID-19 PandemicCOVID-19 has meant the smells of pies and turkey from Grandma, and the hugs and kisses from loved-ones, have been replaced with virtual meetups and well-wishes. CBS 2's Steven Graves reports.
Sources Say CFD Official Was Kept Off Plane At Midway TwiceSources tell CBS 2 a high-ranking Chicago Fire Department official was denied boarding not one, but two flights at Midway International Airport while intoxicated. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.
Multiple Neighborhoods On Edge After String Of CarjackingsA possible link has been discovered to a string of carjackings from Lakeview to Bucktown. CBS 2's Jermont Terry reports.
Family And Friends Help Englewood Woman Celebrate 100th BirthdayHappy 100th birthday, Mattie Bowden!
Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Canceled Due To PandemicThe Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade had been scheduled for Dec. 6. But because of COVID-19, it is not happening at all. CBS 2's Meredith Barack reports.
Chicago Weather: Rain Ends Wednesday NightCBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has the 5 p.m. forecast for Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020.
$10,000 Reward Offered In Search For Shooter Who Critically Wounded 5-Year-Old BoyA 5-year-old boy was struck in the head by a stray bullet while playing on his iPad in his living room on Nov. 16.
Chicago Area Day Care Owner Accused Pocketing $6 Million In 8-Year Fraud SchemeA Chicago area day care owner is now accused of pocketing millions of dollars meant for children and using it to buy a luxury car and a fancy home.
COVID-19 Masks Complicate Identifying CarjackersMasks are essential for mitigating the spread of COVID-19, but they may also be emboldening multiple carjacking crews in Chicago.
Travelers Continue To Fly For Holidays Despite COVID-19 WarningsChicago’s top doctor Wednesday said more than one Chicagoan is diagnosed with COVID-19 every minute and reminded everyone it is not too late to change Thanksgiving plans.
Highland Park Retailers Join Forces To Compete Against Online Giants During COVID-19 PandemicThe COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for mom and pop shops, which have been hit hard by the pandemic and faced stiff competition from large online sites. However, some suburban stores have found a creative way to compete just in time for the holidays.
Vista Tower Gets New Name: The St. Regis ChicagoChicago's newest skyscraper is getting a new name. Vista Tower, the third-tallest building in Chicago, is being rebranded as The St. Regis Chicago, after the owners signed an agreement with St. Regis Hotels & Resorts to manage a 191-room luxury hotel.
Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Dragging Police Officer From CarA 25-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, after police said he dragged an officer from his car while fleeing a traffic stop Monday night near the 95th Street CTA Red Line terminal.
Mayor Discusses City's Plan To Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine Once ApprovedWith the first COVID-19 vaccine in line for emergency FDA authorization as soon as early December, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health outlined plans for how the city would begin distributing the treatment.
Family Goes Extra Mile To Stay Safe With College Student Home For ThanksgivingWith a COVID-19 surge going on, families have been put in awkward positions families to quarantine and stay safe – while also seeing their loved ones this Thanksgiving. CBS 2’s Jermont Terry has a look at one family’s extreme holiday tactics.