- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Here’s Where You Can Recycle Your Christmas Trees In Chicago This Year
You can drop off your tree to be recycled into mulch at any of 27 locations starting Jan. 8. Trees will be accepted until Jan. 22.
Did Al Capone Ever Dress Up As Santa? Unwrapping The Chicago-Style Rumor
A gentler holiday tale of Capone has emerged, with the gangster taking on the role of jolly old St. Nick instead of Prohibition kingpin. But is it true?
Giant Lincoln Square Nativity Scene Created By Woman Thanks To Donations From Neighbors
“This is also a way for me, in the times we’re living, to make something heartwarming. Something that can bring other people joy for a moment,” the neighbor who created the display said.
Chicago Sets Single-Day Record For COVID Cases Once Again. Here’s How You Can Stay Safe For Holidays
"I wish that we were not seeing this big surge right on top of the holidays, but we are," Dr. Allison Arwady said. Here are ways you can keep yourself and loved ones safe.
Chicago’s Not Getting A White Christmas This Year — But It Will Be A Gray, Rainy One
The holiday on Saturday will see cloudy skies, and there's a chance for rain.
Dreezy Claus, Chicago’s Beloved Black Santa, Is Still Spreading Joy For Kids During Pandemic Winter
From local events to national interviews, Chicago's favorite Black Santa is still booked and busy.
Chicago’s Oldest Bakeries Share Their Christmas Cookie Secrets
Some of Chicago's most beloved bakeries have to start making cookies weeks before the holidays because demand is so high. Check out a few of their recipes.
Christmas In Chicago: 26 Photos Of Amazing Holiday Decorations In The City
PHOTOS: Chicagoans have decorated their blocks with hundreds of lights, candy canes and blow-up snowmen as they prepare for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's.
How You Can Help Buy Gifts For 1,000 Englewood Kids This Christmas
Servants For Hope, founded by Englewood native Deonte Tanner, hopes to raise $20,000 to serve families in the community this Christmas.
Successful West Side Toy Drive Will Make Sure 250 Families Have Christmas Gifts
Marillac St. Vincent needs volunteers and donations of holiday gifts, baby products and food for their annual Christmas Store.
Even With 2 Broken Ribs, Pilsen Woman Brings Back Elaborate Christmas Display As A Gift To Her Community
“It keeps me going when I see people coming and taking pictures,” said Isabel Hernandez of her festive lights. “All the pain and work, it’s worth it.”
How Did A Chicago Man Get A 20-Foot Spinning Christmas Tree Through His Roof? He’s Not Telling — But You Should See It
Jefferson Park neighbors are loving a giant Christmas tree that has lit up the corner of North Meade Avenue and West Argyle Street, rotating steadily from the home's first floor to the roof.
Thousands Of Christmas Presents Stolen From Englewood Nonprofit: ‘I’m Still In Shock’
Youth organization Kidz Korna is trying to replace more than $50,000 worth of gifts meant for South Side kids and adults after someone stole the shipping container they were in.
Chicago’s Enormous Christmas Tree Is Coming From A Logan Square Family
The Benavides family, of Logan Square, has donated a 51-foot blue spruce from their Logan Square yard to be lit up during the holidays in Millennium Park.
Can Kids Visit Santa This Year? Get Vaccinated Soon For A Safe Holiday Season, Top Doc Says
There is still time for people to get fully vaccinated before Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa, Dr. Allison Arwady said.
Nonstop Christmas Music Returns Wednesday To 93.9 Lite FM
The station traditionally plays only Christmas music November through January.
Here’s How You Can Support South Side Kids, Families At Roseland Hospital’s Holiday Events
Roseland Community Hospital and local partners have events lined up from October to December to support local families.
Here’s Where You Can Recycle Christmas Trees In Chicago
You can drop off your tree at any of the city's locations starting Jan. 9. Trees will be accepted until Jan. 23.
Stay Home For Christmas, New Year’s To Reduce Coronavirus Spread, State’s Leaders Plead
"The best way to avoid another surge in hospitalizations, another surge in deaths, another surge in new infections is to celebrate the holidays at home with the family that you currently live with."
Neighbors Light Up West Side Boulevard To Let Community Know ‘They’re Cared About’
The holiday light show spanned the length of Douglas Boulevard, the first time the street has been fully decorated.