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April 2020

4/3/2020 - Seniors get food delivery thanks to Salvation Army, donors in Elgin (Daily Herald)

4/3/2020 - Salvation Army volunteers helping people with food and prayer in drive through (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

4/2/2020 - Salvation Army: Please, No Donations Of Castoff Items Right Now (WBBM-AM)

4/1/2020 - Free Pantries in Chicago and Suburbs (Spanish Language - Radio Claret America)

March 2020

3/31/2020 - The Salvation Army facing 500% increase in emergency needs (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/30/2020 - Shamrock Shuffle donates supplies to Salvation Army (CBS 2)

3/30/2020 - Salvation Army serving families during COVID-19 Pandemic (Chicago Crusader)

3/30/2020 - Foundations, nonprofits act swiftly to contend with the coronavirus (Chicago Sun-Times)

3/29/2020 - Salvation Army filling gap with food pantry (WBBM-AM)

3/29/2020 - Salvation Army Expanding Food Pantry (WBBM-AM)

3/29/2020 - Salvation Army Expands Food Pantry Hours Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (WBBM-AM)

3/28/2020 -  Salvation Army says hang on to those donations (WBBM-AM)

3/28/2020 - Salvation Army Opens Emotional Spiritual Support Hotline As Coronavirus Pandemic Brings Anxiety, Uncertainty To Chicagoans (WBBM-AM)

3/27/2020 - Salvation Army Launches ESC hotline (WBBM-AM)

3/27/2020 - Salvation Army Opens Emotional and Spiritual Hotline. (WBBM-AM)

3/27/2020 - Need Counsel? The Salvation Army Will Listen (WXRT-FM)

3/27/2020 - DeKalb Township donates $5,000 to The Salvation Army for COVID-19 efforts (Daily Chronicle)

3/27/2020 - Chicagoland thrift stores are closed because of the coronavirus. But people are still dropping off their stuff (Chicago Tribune)

3/26/2020 - Salvation Army establishes emotional and spiritual hotline (NBC 5)

3/26/2020 - How you can get financial help to get through the coronavirus crisis (Chicago Tribune) 

3/26/2020 - Salvation Army Expands Mobile Food Pantries, Leads Mass Response During Coronavirus Crisis (NBC 5)

3/24/2020 - Good News: Salvation Army food donations (Northwest Herald)

3/24/2020 - COVID-19 fund makes first grants, prioritizing safety-net providers (Crain's Chicago Business)

3/23/2020 - Strack & Van Til launches emergency fundraiser for those impacted by coronavirus pandemic (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/22/2020 - The Salvation Army Renews Valued Partnership For Unwanted Item Pickup (Forbes)

3/21/2020 - City organizations band together to bring food, services to all residents (WBBM 780 AM)

3/21/2020 - Chicago food supply will remain "stocked and available" during stay-at-home order (Chicago Sun-Times)

3/21/2020 - Coronavirus Chicago: Ways Chicagoans can help others during the COVID-19 "stay-at-home" order (ABC 7)

3/21/2020 - Chicago y entidades trabajan para garantizar acceso a comida y servicios durante la epidemia de coronavirus (LaRaza)

3/21/2020 - City of Chicago partners with local organizations to ensure all residents have access to food and basic services during COVID-19 (Chicago Defender)

3/20/2020 - Salvation Army suspending all retail store operations, announces services (Rockford Register Star)

/3/20/2020 - Salvation Army expands food pantry programs in response to food availability concerns (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/18/2020 - Feeding the need (The MidWeek - DeKalb)

3/18/2020 - Salvation Army expands services in Lake County (Northwest Indiana Times)

3/15/2020 - Mayor Lightfoot recognizes Salvation Army's assistance at O'Hare Airport (WGN Radio)

3/15/2020 - Mayor Lightfoot reacts to exceedingly long lines at airport due to Coronavirus screening (NBC 5)

3/15/2020 - Salvation Army assisting travelers getting screened for COVID-19 at O'Hare airport (WBBM Newsradio 780 AM)

3/13/2020 - The Salvation Army responds to COVID-19 pandemic (Yahoo Finance)

3/11/2020 - Salvation Army Tri-City Corps offering a free weekly breakfast (Daily Herald)

3/4/2020 - Salvation Army to offer new programs in Gary, Merrillville (Northwest Indiana Times)

February 2020

2/29/2020 - Salvation Army chaplain helps a city in mourning (WBBM Newsradio 780 AM)

2/26/2020 - 50 years of the Hauser Jr. High food drive benefiting Salvation Army (WGN-TV)

2/17/2020 - Elgin Kiwanis, Salvation Army distribute coats to U-46 students (Daily Herald)

2/16/2020 - Toyota supports Chicago community by donating winter boots to homeless families (Rolling Out)

2/14/2020 - Toyota donates $15,000 to Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge (Chicago Crusader)

2/13/2020 - Salvation Army Family Store has Valentine's items (WIFR)

2/11/2020 - Salvation Army Aurora Corps reminds of warming center ahead of dangerous cold (Patch)

2/11/2020 - Chicago Bears, Salvation Army collecting coats (WBBM Newsradio 780 AM)

2/9/2020 - Immigrant hones English, becomes U.S. citizen with Norridge Citadel's help (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

2/8/2020 - He plays a hero cop on TV. But actor is real life hero too (WGN-TV)

2/8/2020 - 'Walk in my boots' program gives away hundreds of pairs of winter boots (WGN-TV)

2/8/2020 - Toyota discusses 'Walk in my boots' program (WLS-AM 890)

2/5/2020 - Toyota's 2020 Walk in My Boots Chicago provides for homeless families (Chicago Defender)

January 2020

1/31/2020 - The Salvation Army urgently requesting donations (Rockford Register Star)

1/30/2020 - Alisa Hecimovich named chair of advisory board for Salvation Army of Lake County (Northwest Indiana Business Magazine)

1/28/2020 - Donations needed for 31st annual Chicago Bears Coat Drive (FOX 32)

1/26/2020 - At a Blue Island church called Crossgenerations, strummers ages 13 to 80 gather to make music together (Daily Southtown)

1/23/2020 - Local Salvation Army in need of donations (WIFR)

1/23/2020 - TJ Builders Club rings bells for Salvation Army (Northwest Indiana Times)

1/14/2020 - Salvation Army assisting with relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Australia (FOX 32)

1/10/2020 - Salvation Army seeking donations after Red Kettle campaign shortfall (Rockford Register Star)

1/8/2020 - How to help Puerto Rico after deadly earthquake (NBC 5)

1/7/2020 - Lake County food pantries in 'desperate need' of meat after busy holiday season (Northwest Indiana Times)

1/1/2020 - Firefighters net double last year's donations to McHenry County Salvation Army campaign (Northwest Herald)

December 2019

12/30/2019 - Four gold coins dropped into red kettles in Crystal Lake before Christmas (Patch)

12/28/2019 - Salvation Army: 4 gold coins dropped in Crystal Lake red kettle just before Christmas (Northwest Herald)

12/26/2019 - Two gold coins dropped one day apart as Red Kettle campaign ends (NBC 5)

12/25/2019 - Salvation Army serves up 2,500 Christmas meals (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/25/2019 - Thousands share Christmas spirit throughout Chicago (FOX 32)

12/25/2019 - Gold coins worth $10K donated to Salvation Army kettle campaign (CBS 2)

12/24/2019 - Salvation Army red kettle donations fall $51K short in Winnebago County (Rockford Register Star)

12/24/2019 - Red Kettle campaign falls short of goal (WREX)

12/24/2019 - Gold coin worth nearly $2,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/23/2019 - Chicago P.D. star rings bell for Salvation Army (NBC 5)

12/23/2019 - People catching on to Salvation Army's new cashless option at red kettles (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/23/2019 - Salvation Army gets $40,000 donation (NBC 5)

12/23/2019 - The Salvation Army receives an unexpected surprise donation (WIFR)

12/22/2019 - Salvation Army making final push to meet Red Kettle Campaign goal (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/21/2019 - 'A great help:' Parents pick up Christmas toys at Salvation Army in Elgin (Daily Herald)

12/20/2019 - Salvation Army toy giveaway (NBC 5)

12/20/2019 - In Lowell, Salvation Army ringer fills big shoes for late predecessor (Post-Tribune)

12/20/2019 - Salvation Army 'still in great need of donations' to reach its goal (Aurora Beacon News)

12/19/2019 - Salvation Army Red Kettle stolen outside Macy's on State Street (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/18/2019 - Salvation Army bell ringer brings cheer to DeKalb store (Daily Chronicle)

12/18/2019 - The John Williams Show 2nd Annual Salvation Army Radiothon (WGN Radio)

12/18/2019 - Nine gold coins worth up to $1,600 each donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (Newsweek)

12/18/2019 - New way to donate at Salvation Army red kettles (WBEZ)

12/17/2019 - 'Come to Bethlehem' recreates nativity story with pageantry, marketplace (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

12/16/2019 - Salvation Army Fatherhood in Action program: from incarceration to family life (WGN Radio)

12/15/2019 - Salvation Army's annual fundraiser brings a familiar ring to the season (Cook County Chronicle)

12/15/2019 - Fourth gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (FOX 32)

12/15/2019 - Fourth gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/15/2019 - Fourth gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/14/2019 - Lake Central donates thousands of toys to Lake County Angel Tree program (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/13/2019 - Music equals donations for Salvation Army bell ringer, who organizes quartests to play around his red kettle (Elgin Courier-News)

12/12/2019 - $1,600 gold coin dropped into Salvation Army kettle in Naperville by anonymous donor (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/12/2019 - Gold coin worth $1,600 dropped in suburban Salvation Army kettle (NBC 5)

12/11/2019 - $1,600 Krugerrand found in Salvation Army kettle at Casey's Foods in Naperville, continuing an anonymous donor tradition (Naperville Sun)

12/11/2019 - Gold coin worth $1,600 put in Salvation Army bucket in Naperville (Patch)

12/9/2019 - Norridge Salvation Army celebrates 25 years of 'Come to Bethlehem' living nativity, concert (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

12/9/2019 - Former Salvation Army client Jim Christensen spent his 25th wedding anniversary getting help (WGN Radio)

12/8/2019 - Holiday celebration shows off four cultures' Christmas celebrations (WIFR)

12/6/2019 - WBBM News Radio 24th annual radiothon to benefit Salvation Army (CBS 2)

12/6/2019 - Salvation Army truly brought Salvation to suburban business owner (WBBM Newsradio 780)

12/6/2019 - The Salvation Army on hand to help first responders fight Great Oaks fire (WTVO)

12/5/2019 - Battle of the Badges raises money for The Salvation Army (WREX)

12/4/2019 - Gold coin valued at nearly $2,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/4/2019 - $75,000 donation rings Salvation Army's bell (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/3/2019 - The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps launches 'Give a Twenty Tuesday' (Kane County Chronicle)

12/2/2019 - Salvation Army volunteers spread holiday cheer by creating food baskets (NBC 5)

12/2/2019 - STOP-IT, Salvation Army Initiative Against Human Trafficking (WGN Radio) 

12/1/2019 - Salvation Army kettle stolen from front of Mag Mile store (NBC 5)

12/1/2019 - Magnificent Mile Salvation Army donation kettle stolen (Chicago Sun-Times)

November 2019 

11/29/2019 - Second gold coin donated to Salvation Army in Chicago area this season (Chicago Sun-Times)

11/29/2019 - Salvation Army programs help the community during the holidays and beyond (Daily Chronicle)

11/28/2019 - Chicago Thanksgiving events: 86th annual Thanksgiving Day parade, Turkey Trot, free meals (ABC 7)

11/28/2019 - Salvation Army opens its doors to feed hundreds for Thanksgiving (WBBM Newsradio 780)

11/27/2019 - Hospitality company making 2,500 meals for the homeless this Thanksgiving (FOX 32)

11/27/2019 - No cash? Salvation Army now accepting mobile donations (Chicago Tribune)

11/27/2019 - Salvation Army red kettle adding Apple Pay and Google Pay options (FOX 32)

11/26/2019 - Capt. Mary Kim looks to connect Evanston Salvation Army with community (Daily Northwestern)

11/26/2019 - Second gold coin of the season dropped in Geneva Salvation Army bucket (Kane County Chronicle)

11/26/2019 - Gold coin valued at $1,500 found in Salvation Army donation kettle in downtown Geneva (Elgin Courier-News)

11/26/2019 - Second gold coin donated to Salvation Army (NBC 5)

11/25/2019 - Salvation Army beneficiary and case aide Warren Peeler lost his family before The Salvation Army became it (WGN Radio)

11/24/2019 - Salvation Army Red Kettles now take Apple Pay, Google Pay (CBS 2)

11/24/2019 - LaRoyce Hawkins from NBC's 'Chicago P.D.': Spreading good cheer this holiday season with Salvation Army (WGN Radio)

11/21/2019 - The Salvation Army lights up giant red kettle (WREX)

11/20/2019 - Crystal Lake Salvation Army aims for $217,000 collection goal during bell ringing season (Northwest Herald)

11/20/2019 - Chicago Bears launch 31st annual coat drive (WGN Radio)

11/19/2019 - The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps kicks off annual Red Kettle Campaign in Kane County (Kane County Chronicle)

11/18/2019 - Salvation Army Commissioner Barry Swanson on John's $35,000 red kettle goal (WGN Radio) 

11/16/2019 - Santa kicks off holiday season at Spring Hill Mall with help of Elgin Salvation Army (Elgin Courier-News)

11/14/2019 - Salvation Army Freedom Center offers hope, help to those in need on Chicago's west side (ABC 7)

11/14/2019 - Salvation Army collects gold coin (Chicago Sun-Times)

11/14/2019 - Salvation Army collects first gold coin of the season in the Chicago area (NBC 5)

11/14/2019 - Salvation Army collects first gold coin of the season in Chicago area (WBBM Newsradio 780)

11/14/2019 - The Salvation Army in need of bell ringers (Northwest Herald)

11/13/2019 - Crystal Lake Salvation Army receives first gold coin of season (Daily Herald)

11/12/2019 - Chicago providing shelter for the homeless during record cold (WGN)

11/11/2019 - Major Nancy Powers of The Salvation Army: "I get to experience their first meeting" on beneficiaries of The Salvation Army (WGN Radio) 

11/9/2019 - St. Charles Public Library declares amnesty with food for fines program (Kane County Chronicle)

11/8/2019 - Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign begins with new ways to donate (Patch)

11/8/2019 - Red Kettle Campaign kicks off today (NBC 5)

11/8/2019 - Red Kettle Campaign starts today (ABC 7)

11/8/2019 - Friday Flyover: Salvation Army (WGN)

11/7/2019 - Making a Difference: Preparing for the Red Kettle Campaign (Telemundo)

11/5/2019 - Salvation Army to accept smartphone donations at Red Kettles this year (NBC 5)

11/5/2019 - Wintrust Business Lunch: Salvation Army Red Kettle upgrades (WGN Radio)

11/5/2019 - Chicago getting into the holiday spirit with Christmas 50 days away (FOX 32)

11/5/2019 - Salvation Army to accept donations via Apple Pay, Google Pay (WLS-AM 890)

11/5/2019 - Salvation Army helps 93.9 LITE FM flip the switch to Christmas (93.9 LITE FM)

11/4/2019 - Don't have change? You can still put money in the red kettle this holiday season (Chicago Sun-Times)

11/4/2019 - No spare change for the kettle? No problem. The Salvation Army can take mobile payments now. (Chicago Tribune)

11/4/2019 - Aurora Salvation Army to kick off kettle campaign (Aurora Beacon-News)

October 2019

10/31/2019 - Cashless donations accepted at Salvation Army Red Kettles this year (CBS 2)

10/30/2019 - DeKalb's Salvation Army opens applications for those in need of holiday help (Daily Chronicle)

10/28/2019 - It Happens Here: interview with Summar Ghias of the STOP-IT initiative (Comcast Newsmakers)

10/28/2019 - Salvation Army hopes to feed 3,500 in Rockford this winter (WTVO)

10/25/2019 - Aurora Salvation Army Corps launches $8 million community center (XPian News)

10/25/2019 - Salvation Army of McHenry County to host multichamber mixer for Red Kettle campaign (Daily Herald)

10/22/2019 - 'This work is very gratifying:' Park Ridge man repairs donated computers for Salvation Army clients (Park Ridge Herald-Advocate)

10/21/2019 - DuPage Airport drill simulates nighttime crash (Daily Herald)

10/21/2019 - Salvation Army of Winnebago County to host food drive (Rockford Register Star)

10/21/2019 - Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others (Chicago Tribune)

10/19/2019 - Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others (ABC News)

10/19/2019 - Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

10/18/2019 - The Salvation Army is at the core of soul salvation (Chicago Korea Times)

10/18/2019 - Salvation Army Providing Programs for CPS families during strike (Patch)

10/18/2019 - Parents bring children to Salvation Army during strike (WBBM Newsradio 780)

10/17/2019 - From the aquarium to synagogues, here are the places that have stepped in as Chicago teachers go on strike (CNN)

10/17/2019 - Agencies give parents options while school is canceled (FOX 32)

10/17/2019 - Where to find childcare with CPS classes canceled (ABC 7)

10/17/2019 - Some parents and kids enjoy day off from school -- but don't want too many (Chicago Sun-Times)

10/17/2019 - Community, churches, and park district centers open doors during strike (WGN Radio)

10/17/2019 - Where parents can drop off students during strike (CBS 2)

10/17/2019 - Child care options for parents during CPS strike (WLS-AM 890)

10/17/2019 - Options for parents to drop off kids during strike (WGN, CLTV)

10/16/2019 - Options for students (NBC 5)

10/16/2019 - CTU delegates vote unanimously for strike, Mayor says 'I hope this work stoppage will end soon' (Extra)

10/16/2019 - Chicago Public Schools to cancel classes Thursday (CBS 2)

10/15/2019 - Where can you take your kids? Resources for parents if CPS teachers go on strike (NBC 5)

10/15/2019 - Salvation Army reopening in Bridgeview (Daily Southtown)

10/15/2019 - There's a place for CPS students to go if teachers strike (WGN Radio)

10/14/2019 - Salvation Army Kroc Center among programs preparing to support families if teachers strike (FOX 32)

10/4/2019 - Salvation Army needs your help with Koats 4 Kids drive (WTVO)

September 2019 

9/30/2019 - Former Bear chooses his favorite chili at cook-off to benefit Salvation Army (The Doings Oak Brook)

9/29/2019 - Salvation Army prepares to kick off Red Kettle campaign (B96 "Chicago Connection")

9/27/2019 - Elgin Salvation Army replaces its food pantry with new store that provides basic life necessities (Elgin Courier-News)

9/22/2019 - Checkout Challenge rings in big bucks for The Salvation Army (NWI Times)

9/18/2019 - Koats for Kids coat drive returning to CherryVale Mall (WREX)

9/17/2019 - Teaching the signs of human trafficking (Chief Learning Officer magazine)

9/12/2019 - Ride for a reason at The Salvation Army's River Ride in St. Charles (Kane County Chronicle) 

9/9/2019 - New Salvation Army officers assess needs, prepare to build on programs (Daily Herald)

9/5/2019 - Northbrook Chamber teams up to fight hunger, donates to Salvation Army (Daily Herald)

August 2019

8/27/2019 - Salvation Army to hold River Ride, seeking riders and donations (95.9 The River)

8/26/2019 - STOP-IT discusses work with trafficking victims during Labor Rights Week (Aranava Entertainment) 

8/22/2019 - Elgin Salvation Army brings new resource director on board, planning new U46 coat program (Elgin Courier-News)

8/21/2019 - Married couple help those in need as Joliet corps officers for Salvation Army (Will County Gazette)

8/16/2019 - Women's Restorative Justice program receives $25,000 (Rockford Register Star)

8/9/2019 - Salvation Army volunteers deliver food to needy Rockford families every Friday night (WTVO)

8/8/2019 - River West site next to Tribune Media megaproject hits the market (Crain's Chicago Business)

8/6/2019 - Strack & Van Til partners with Salvation Army on round up fundraising campaign (Northwest Indiana Business Magazine)

8/3/2019 - "Stuff the Bus" new initiative to help students who need school supplies (WTVO)

8/1/2019 - Salvation Army, Walmart partner in school supply drive (Northwest Indiana Times)

July 2019

7/30/2019 - Salvation Army, Walmart to host Stuff the Bus (Rockford Register Star)

7/25/2019 - Salvation Army Tri-City Corps holds Christmas in July (Daily Herald)

7/22/2019 - Salvation Army presents service awards to Sikh Religious Society of Palatine, Illinois (News India Times)

7/19/2019 - Searing heat grips much of U.S., with the worst still to come (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt) 

7/18/2019 - Chicagoans prep for temperatures to soar (NBC 5)

7/18/2019 - Heat warning hits Chicago, Salvation Army opens cooling centers (WLS-AM)

7/17/2019 - Fire tears through Crystal Lake condo building (NBC 5)

7/15/2019 - Salvation Army honors Sikh Religious Society with Lifetime Service Award (Patch)

7/14/2019 - Salvation Army opens store on Miracle Mile (WREX)

7/11/2019 - Salvation Army to build larger center in Aurora (Daily Herald)

7/9/2019 - Volunteers fighting sex abuse in Chicago discuss issue after Jeffrey Epstein charges (FOX 32)

7/3/2019 - Salvation Army gives kids a place to thrive during summer break (WTVO)

7/2/2019 - Anonymous donor gives $25,000 to Shirley's Place in Rockford (WREX)

June 2019

6/29/2019 - Salvation Army challenges community to match anonymous $25,000 donation (WTVO)

6/25/2019 - Program helps Cook County Jail inmates reconnect with their children (FOX 32)

6/25/2019 - Trump Administration releases the “2019 Trafficking in Persons Report” (WBEZ) 

6/24/2019 - Salvation Army participates in round table discussion on opioid epidemic ("Network 27" on CAN-TV Channel 21)

6/12/2019 - Spots open at Salvation Army rehabilitation program (WREX) 

6/7/2019 - National Donut Day 2019: Free donuts, sweet deals, history of celebration (ABC 7)

6/7/2019 - Salvation Army's donut eating contest raises money to help fight hunger (WIFR)

6/4/2019 - Salvation Army of Winnebago County honors volunteers, donors, supporters (WREX)

6/4/2019 - Former White Sox player Michael Huff speaks at Rockford Salvation Army Center (WTVO)

6/4/2019 - Former White Sox player teams up with Salvation Army in Rockford (WIFR)

May 2019

5/27/2019 - 12-year-old's charity helps the homeless in LA and Chicago (NBC's TODAY Show)

5/27/2019 - Mother and son working to put Rockford kids on path toward success (WREX)

5/17/2019 - Making a Difference: Chicago mom offers $2 haircuts, then donates the money (NBC 5)

5/15/2019 - Shout Out: Kristina Sjogren, Salvation Army captain (Pioneer Press / Chicago Tribune)

5/14/2019 - Laura Bush: Keynote Speaker at the Salvation Army 2019 Civic Luncheon (CS3 Media)

5/6/2019 - Lives depend on getting heroin antidote Narcan into everyone's hands, advocates say (ABC 7)

5/6/2019 - West side lawmakers hold emergency meeting on opioid epidemic in wake of heroin overdoses (CBS 2)

5/5/2019 - Prayers for the City of Rockford brings ministry to the people (WIFR)

5/2/2019 - Comings and goings: Salvation Army thrift store relocating in Rockford (Rockford Register Star)

April 2019 

4/30/2019 - Comings and goings: Salvation Army to reopen in Bridgeview (Daily Southtown)

4/26/2019 - Man recovering from heroin use disorder receives treatment in neighborhood with overdose surge (CBS 2)

4/24/2019 - Shout Out: Rofina Samuel, Salvation Army Norridge Citadel volunteer (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune) 

4/24/2019 - MVPP: Despite losing home, Salvation Army volunteer expresses thanks through free haircuts (Steve Cochran Show, WGN Radio)

4/22/2019 - Salvation Army offers behind-the-scenes look at recycling center on Earth Day (WREX)

4/21/2019 - Thousands of Easter baskets given to children in Englewood (WGN9 News) 

4/15/2019 - Five ways to refresh your home for Spring (AgriNews) 

4/4/2019 - Tour of Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center in Gary (Post-Tribune)

March 2019

3/28/2019 - The Salvation Army helped her family after a fire. So a northwest suburban stylist is giving back. (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune)

3/23/2019 - Salvation Army provides free clean-up kits for flooding victims (WTVO)

3/19/2019 - Celebrating the students who created the MLK single at the Kroc Center during Women's History Month (WVON-AM) 

3/18/2019 - Emergency help for the homeless: Inside the Shield of Hope (WCIU "The Jam")

February 2019

2/28/2019 - South side students take MLK words to recording studio (WGN9 News) 

2/22/2019 - Salvation Army's mobile soup kitchen gives warmth and hope to those who need it (FOX 32)

2/18/2019 - Simple gestures of kindness from community after Aurora shooting (NBC 5) 

2/14/2019 - Good Samaritan offers to pay for hotel rooms for 70 homeless people in Chicago (Stories of Joy) 

2/9/2019 - Salvation Army donates winter boots, socks to Chicago kids in need (WGN9 News)

January 2019

1/31/2019 - Girl, 11, raises more than $55,000 for Chicago’s homeless during Polar Vortex (Chicago Sun-Times) 

1/31/2019 - Good Samaritan Pays for Hotel Rooms for Homeless During Polar Vortex (Ebony)

1/31/2019 - Chicago looks to protect residents as temperatures plummet (Boston Globe)

1/31/2019 - Chicago officials urge residents to stay inside during record cold (WGN9 News)

1/30/2019 - Salvation Army Spends Frigid Night Convincing Chicago's Homeless to Come in From Cold (NBC5)

1/30/2019 - Riding with the Salvation Army as they try to bring Chicago's homeless in from the cold — often in vain (Chicago Tribune)

1/30/2019 - How the Homeless in Chicago Cope During Brutal Cold Conditions (NBC5 News)

1/30/2019 - Deep freeze brings historic low temperatures to the Midwest (CBS Evening News) 

1/29/2019 - Salvation Army Working to Get Homeless off the Streets During Life-Threatening Cold (CBS2)

1/28/2019 - Extreme cold blasts Chicago with record-breaking lows (CBS Evening News)

1/25/2019 - Three friends represent Rockford marching for Salvation Army Band in Rose Parade (WREX)

1/25/2019 - Heroes in Distress: Salvation Army feeds unpaid airport workers (CNN)

1/23/2019 - Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy (clink on video link for Salvation Army story) - WGN9 News

1/11/2019 - Marie Kondo Has Everyone ‘Tidying Up,’ And Chicago’s Thrift Stores Are Reaping the Rewards (Block Club Chicago)

1/11/2019 - Weekend Passport: Play, "La Ruta" Highlights & Human Trafficking (WBEZ FM)

1/09/2019 - Chicago Sikh Community serves Christmas lunch at Salvation Army (Daily Herald)

December 2018

12/31/2018 - Mentors help Englewood teen avert path leading to jail, death (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/31/2018 - Englewood teen finds missing father figure in his mentors (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/31/2018 - A mentor breaks through to Englewood teen who lost both parents (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/30/2018 - A road to 'Salvation': Hobart resident's mission is 'doing the most good' (Northwest Indiana Times)

12/27/2018 - Notre Dame College Prep students lead holiday collection effort for area's homeless

12/23/2018 - At Salvation Army oasis in Englewood, former addict helps teens find their way (Chicago Sun-Times)

12/20/2018 - More than 1,300 Elgin-area children receive gifts in Salvation Army toy giveaway (Elgin Courier-News)

12/20/2018 - Norridge Salvation Army Christmas distribution offers hope for the holidays (Norridge Harwood Heights News)

12/17/2018 - Salvation Army donates food to families in need (WREX TV)

12/17/20108 - Super Agent Leigh Steinberg: How science allows for continued football and more (WGN Radio)

12/14/2018 - Helping those in need this holiday season (Kane County Chronicle)

12/14/2018 - Valuable Old Coin Dropped in Salvation Army Red Kettle (Indiana 105 FM)

12/14/2018 - Salvation Army's top Southland bell-ringer brings spirit of Christmas to Homer Glen (Daily Southtown)

12/12/2018 - Shout Out: Ray Gillette of Winnetka, on board of Chicago Salvation Army (Wilmette Life/Wilmette News)

12/12/2018 - Thousands of Aurora-area children expected to get Christmas gifts through Salvation Army 'angel' program (Aurora Beacon-News)

12/11/2018 - 'They really feel the joy': Norridge Salvation Army's Bethlehem tradition continues (Pioneer Press)

12/11/2018 - Gold Coins Found in Salvation Army Red Kettles in Batavia, Geneva (Elgin Courier-News)

12/11/2018 - Gold Coin Found in Salvation Army Bucket in Batavia (The Patch)

12/10/2018 - Gold Coin Donated (Naperville Now)

12/10/2018 - The Jam Morning Show Rings Bells With The Salvation Army (WCIU)

12/10/2018 - Another year, another gold coin in the Salvation Army kettle outside Casey's Foods in Naperville (Naperville Sun)

12/7/2018 - When it snows before leaf pickup, you get 'sneaved' (Daily Herald)

12/7/2018 - Salvation Army Helps Build -- And Rebuild -- Lives (WBBM 780 Radio)

12/7/2018 - Salvation Army Helps More Than Just People In Poverty (WBBM 780 Radio)

12/7/2018 - Salvation Army Helps Convicted Felons Through Community Service Work (WBBM 780 Radio)

12/7/2018 - EDITORIAL: Bell ringers, donations needed for Salvation Army drive (Northwest indiana Times)

12/6/2018 - Ayuda a los mas necesitados esta Navidad donando al Salvation Army (Telemundo Chicago) 

12/6/2018 - Finally Saved: An Addict's Journey (Chicago Crusader)

12/6/2018 - The Salvation Army Helped Chicagoan Marisol Raise Her Family and Rise From Mourning (WGN Radio)


12/4/2018 - Salvation Army Prepares Food Boxes for Thousands of Families in Need (NBC 5)

12/4/2018 - Salvation Army Kettles Collect Gold Coins in Chicago Area (NBC 5)

12/2/2018 - Making a Difference: Salvation Army Looks for Red Kettle Bell Volunteers (NBC 5)

12/2/2018 - Golden Weekend for Salvation Army in Chicagoland (CBS 2 Online)

12/1/2018 -  Salvation Army of Chicago Gets Its First Gold Coin of the Season (WBBM Radio)

November 2018

11/29/2018 - Salvation Army: Theo Coleman Rises Up (WGN Radio)

11/28/2018 - A Christmas Season on the Brink of Homelessness (Wall Street Journal)

11/27/2018 - Salvation Army Lt. Colonel Charles Smith: From Eviction to Celebration (WGN Radio)

11/22/2018 - Chicagoans Share Free Thanksgiving Meals (ABC7)

11/21/2018 - During Crucial Time for Giving, Nonprofits Brace for Effects of Tax Law Changes (Rockford Register Star)

11/20/2018 - 2018 NBC5-Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive Kick-Off

11/20/2018 - First-year Bull Jabari Parker is Thankful He Can Give Back (Chicago Tribune)

11/19/2018 -  Salvation Army plans Bethlehem event; Norridge set for tree-lighting celebration (Pioneer Press)

11/19/2018 - 'Everybody needs a coat' (Chicago Tribune)

11/15/2018 - How and Where to Donate to Annual Coat Drive (NBC5)

11/15/2018 - Coat Drives Kick Off Around Chicago (Chicago Tribune)

11/10/2018 - Salvation Army Red Kettle Season Starts (ABC7)

11/9/2018 - Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Season (ABC7)

11/8/2018 - Salvation Army Flips the Switch to Christmas (LITE FM)

11/8/2018 - Salvation Army Flips Switch to Christmas (Melissa Forman Podcast)

11/7/2018 - Nagy Won't Talk Bears Playoffs/Bears Coat Drive Kick Off (Northwest Herald/Daily Herald)

11/7/2018 - Bears Kick Off 30th Annual Coat Drive (Chicago Bears)

September 2018

9/18/2018 - Ashley HomeStore's 'Hope to Dream' Program and The Salvation Army Deliver 100 New Beds to Chicago Children

9/15/2018 - The Salvation Army Responds to Tropical Storm Florence (Fox32 Chicago)

9/12/2018 - Local emergency workers responding to Hurricane Florence (NWI The Times)

9/11/2018 - Salvation Army mobilizing relief efforts ahead of Florence (Fox News)

9/10/2018 - Giving With Style: Fashion show/luncheon event raises funds for Salvation Army in Norridge (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune)

August 2018

08/27/2018 - The work Ford is quietly doing in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

08/10/2018 - Chicago Students Win Trip to Disney, But Need Help to Get There (NBC Chicago)

July 2018

07/24/2018 - Salvation Army Prepares for Christmas in July (NBC Chicago)

07/24/2018 - Salvation Army is Preparing for Christmas (Telemundo Chicago)

7/21/2018 - Salvation Army Offers Multi-Agency Resource Center for Survivors of Prospect Heights Fire (NBC Chicago)

7/21/2018 - Salvation Army Helps Families Affected by Prospect Heights Blaze (Telemundo Chicago)

07/20/2018 - Salvation Army Partners With Other Disaster Response Agencies In Creating Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)

07/20/2018 - The Salvation Army Responds To Central Iowa Tornadoes

June 2018

6/15/2018 - Salvation Army Director Takes New Position (Northwest Herald)

06/10/2018 - Salvation Army's Faith-Based Program Changes Women's lives in Rockford (Rockford Register Star)

06/01/2018 - National Donut Day Started in Chicago (ABC7 Chicago)

06/01/2018 - National Donut Day with The Salvation Army (Pat Cassidy on WBBM)

May 2018

05/29/2018 - Around Town Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Donut Day (WGN Chicago)

05/25/2018 - West Side is at the Heart of Chicago's Opioid Epidemic (Chicago Sun-Times)

05/24/2018 - Former NBA Champion Scores at The Salvation Army Community Civic Dinner (NWI The Times)

05/16/2018 - The Salvation Army's Annual Yard Sale is Back (Norridge-Harwood Heights News)

05/06/2018 - The Salvation Army to Hold Luncheon to Honor Volunteers (NBC Chicago)

05/04/2018 - The Salvation Army to Honor Ernest and Theresa Sawyer (WVON's Midday Show with Perri Small)

April 2018

04/27/2018 - How Can The Salvation Army Help You in Chicago? (Telemundo Chicago)

04/24/2018 - Tom Ricketts to Deliver Keynote Address at Civic Luncheon

March 2018

03/06/2018 - The Salvation Army Opens New Family Shelter (NBC Chicago)

03/06/2018 - City's First Rapid-Response Homeless Shelter Opens on West Side (The Patch)

February 2018

02/12/2018 - Red Kettle Week Effort Grows in Oakbrook Terrace (Daily Herald Business Ledger)

02/11/2018 - Business Owners to Get Involved with The Salvation Army (AM 560 The Answer)

02/08/2018 - Chicago Storm Could Dump Up to 1 Foot of Snow (ABC 7)

02/06/2018 - Agency on Aging of Northeastern Illinois Announces New Service Providers for Kane and McHenry Counties

02/05/2018 - This Chicago Building Retrofit Program Save 90 Million kWh a Year (Energy News Network)

January 2018

01/26/2018 - Bulls Player Surprises Kids at South Side Charity (NBC Chicago)

01/18/2018 - Homeless in Suburbs Depend on Couple's Deliveries (Daily Herald)

01/09/2018 - Salvation Army Raises $217,000 in Red Kettle Campaign (Daily Herald)

01/02/2018 - Youth Group Fills Backpacks for Homeless (Pioneer Press/Chicago Tribune)

December 2017

12/31/2017 - Chicago Sikh Community Served Christmas Lunch at Salvation Army (Punjab News Express)

12/29/2017 - Arctic Chill Sets in Across Northern U.S. and Canada (CGTN America)

12/29/2017 - New Year's Eve Festivities Canceled Due to Extreme Cold (CBS Evening News)

12/26/2017 - Ringing in 2018 with The Salvation Army (WGN Radio)

12/26/2017 - Volunteers help Chicago homeless prepare for freezing temps (WGN TV News)

12/25/2017 - Salvation Army looks to update to cashless kettles (The Times)

12/20/2017 - Salvation Army Receives Donation to Replace Stolen Kettle Funds (CBS2)

12/19/2017 - Salvation Army Ponders Cashless Kettle as Digital Donations Increase (Chicago Tribune) 

12/19/2018 - Eight Hours with a Salvation Army Bell Ringer on Michigan Avenue (Chicago Tribune)

12/18/2017 - More than 300 Families Served by Salvation Army Christmas Program in Norridge (Norridge-Harwood Heights/Chicago Tribune)

12/18/2017 - Salvation Army Helps Residents give their Families a Christmas to Remember (Kane County Chronicle)

12/18/2017 - 2 Red Kettles Stolen from same Downtown Chicago Location in 1 Week (NBC Chicago)

12/18/2017 - Salvation Army Kettles on Mag Mile ( ABC 7)

12/18/2017 - Help The Salvation Army Get Back Two of its Red Kettles ( WGN)

12/16/2017 - Gingerbread Fundraiser pulls Crystal Lake Together ( Chicago Tribune) 

12/15/2017 - Salvation Army Brings Toys, Christmas Meals to those in Need (WGN)

12/15/2017 - Salvation Army Sees Need for Bell Ringers in Northwest Suburbs (Lake Zurich Courier/Chicago Tribune)

12/13/2017 - The Salvation Army Raises $131,000 on Colonial Match Day (Daily Herald)

12/09/2017 - Hannah Stanley Jumps On-Air to Discuss The Salvation Army (WGN Radio)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army Helps Woman Through Tough Time, Provides Groceries (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army Requests Toy Donations (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army's "Pathway of Hope" Program Helps Families Break Poverty Cycle (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - New Salvation Army "Celebrate Launch and Landing" Program Helps Youth in Englewood (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - 'ARC' is Salvation Army's Six-Month Therapy for Addiction (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/08/2017 - Salvation Army Lent a Hand in Puerto Rico Relief Efforts (WBBM Radio/CBS Chicago)

12/05/2017 - Oakbrook Terrace Businesses Support Virtual Red Kettle Week (Aurora Beacon-News)

12/04/2017 - Southland Family Supports Salvation Army to Honor Mother (Daily Southtown)

November 2017

11/30/2017 - Does Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign Ring Charitable Bells for You? (Chicago Tribune)

11/30/2017 - Andy Avalos Rings Salvation Army Bell (NBC Chicago)

11/27/2017 - Chicago Sikh Community Served Thanksgiving Meals at Local Salvation Army {Voice Online}

11/23/2017 - Chicagoans Make a Difference in Many Ways on Thanksgiving (NBC Chicago)

11/22/2017 - Chicago Company Donates 3,000 Thanksgiving Meals (ABC7)

11/20/2017 - Salvation Army Lieutenant Writes Thank You to Englewood Officers for their work (CBS/WBBM)

11/18/2017 - South Loop Gym Raises Money for Christmas Gifts for Needy Kids (ABC7) 

11/17/2017 - How to Donate to Annual NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Coat Drive this Season (NBC Chicago)

11/17/2017 - Two Gold Coins Donated to Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive (ABC7)

11/16/2017 - First Gold Coin of the Season found in Naperville Salvation Army Kettle (Daily Herald)

11/15/2017 - First Gold Coin of Season Dropped off at Salvation Army Kettle in Naperville (Naperville Sun/Chicago Tribune)

11/14/2017 - First Gold Coin of the Season Dropped into The Salvation Army Red Kettle (Positively Naperville)

11/15/2017 - First Gold Coin of Season Dropped into Salvation Army Kettle

11/09/2017 - Yelp & Salvation Army's WinterFest! (Yelp)

October 2017

10/30/2017 - The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps to Offer Registration Help for Holiday Food, Toy Distribution (Daily Herald)

10/09/17 - In Puerto Rico, Over 1.2 million Survivors' Needs Met by the Salvation Army (Daily Herald)

September 2017

09/28/17 - The Daughter Trade (ABC 7)

09/14/17 - Aurora Salvation Army Helping with Harvey Relief in Texas (Chicago Tribune)

09/10/17 - Salvation Army Offering Emergency Disaster Training for Harvey, Irma (CBS Chicago)

09/08/17 - Salvation Army Offers Free Specialized Volunteer Emergency Disaster Training (Positively Naperville)

09/07/17 - Salvation Army Offers Disaster Relief Training Classes for Hurricane Volunteers (CBS Chicago)

09/07/17 - Salvation Army: Free Disaster Training for Hurricane Relief Volunteers (Chicago Sun-Times)

09/02/17 - Help Continues to Flow from Chicago Area to to Hurricane-Devastated Texas (CBS Chicago)

August 2017

08/28/17 - Chicago Area Relief Workers Heading to Houston, Thousands Being Rescued After Hurricane (WGN)

08/28/17 - Chicago Relief Agencies Send Supplies, Volunteers to Houston (Fox 32)

08/27/17 - Local Charities Prepare to Send Help to Texas Storm Victims (NBC Chicago) 

July 2017

07/29/17 - McHenry County Agencies Come Together to Provide Aid to Flood Victims (Northwest Herald)

07/21/17 - Flood Victims Can Get Help at Lake County Resource Center (Daily Herald)

07/20/17 - Flood Clean-Up and Recovery Begins While Officials Eye Weekend Weather (Chicago Tribune)

7/19/2017 - Salvation Army Partners with Lake County in Creating Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)

07/08/17 - Chicago Shelter for Homeless Families Coming (CBS Chicago)

07/07/17 - $10 Million 'Rapid-Response' Homeless Center To Rise in West Humboldt Park (DNA Info)

07/06/17 - Humboldt Park shelter to give city's homeless families privacy, 'dignity'(Chicago Tribune)

June 2017

06/19/17 - Chicago Swim Lessons Aim to Increase Water Safety (ABC Chicago)

06/13/17 - Kroc Center Celebrates 5th Anniversary in West Pullman (ABC Chicago)

06/02/17 -Donuts with Dempster (MLB.com)

06/02/17 - How National Doughnut Day helps The Salvation Army (ABC Chicago)

06/02/17 - Honor The Salvation Army's "Doughnut Girls" on National Donut Day (CBS Chicago)

May 2017

05/30/17 - Celebrate 2017 National Doughnut Day With Free Treats (NBC Chicago)

05/19/2017 - Joe Maddon Celebrates 1,000th Win by Donating 1,000 Meals to Chicago's Homeless (WGN) 

05/17/17 - Joe Maddon Makes Impressive Donation In Honor of 1000th Win (NBC Chicago)

05/17/17 - Joe Maddon's Respect 90 Foundation to aid Salvation Army centers (Chicago Tribune)

5/17/2017 - Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Celebrates Milestone with Donation to Salvation Army’s Family Homeless Shelter

05/12/17 - Chicago Comedy Legend Bob Newhart Comes Home (NBC Chicago)

05/12/17  - Bob Newhart Credits Chicago For His ‘Twisted Way Of Looking At Life’ (CBS Chicago)

05/5/17 - Bob Newhart keynote speaker at The Salvation Army annual civic luncheon (WGN Radio)

April 2017

4/24/2017 - Television Legends Partners for Renowned Salvation Army Annual Civic Luncheon; News Anchor Phil Rogers as Master of Ceremonies - Famed Funnyman Bob Newhart as Keynote Speaker

04/10/17 - New Response Center to Help Homeless Families (Columbia Chronicle)

04/4/17 - Salvation Army Building New Temporary Housing for Homeless Families (CBS Chicago)

March 2017

3/31/2017 - Salvation Army Set to Build State-of-the-Art, Full-Service, Homeless Response Center that Aims to Combat Chronic Homelessness across Entire City - Giving Renewed Hope