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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.

Citywide

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."

Citywide

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Illinois Escaped A Post-Thanksgiving Surge, State’s Top Doctor Says, Though Chicago Saw Small Bump

Officials plan to keep mitigations in place until at least January to prevent possible surges after Christmas, Hanukkah and other winter holidays.

Citywide

Holidays Could Turn Into ‘Deadliest Time Of The Pandemic’ If People Visit Family, Friends, Pritzker Says

Officials worry there could be a surge on top of the current wave of COVID-19 as people are tempted to visit family, friends and gather without taking safety precautions for holidays like Hanukkah and Christmas.

Citywide

Uptown Building’s Courtyard Has 10,000 Lights, Field Of Inflatables To Bring Joy During Pandemic Winter

An Agatite Avenue condo building known for its elaborate courtyard decorations has outdone itself for Christmas.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Despite Pandemic, Santa Mike Continues 50-Year Holiday Tradition Of Helping Children, Seniors

Santa Mike has organized holiday events for people who are homeless, the elderly and children for 50 years. Though events had to be canceled this year, he is still spreading holiday cheer.

Citywide

After Providing 1,300 Thanksgiving Meals, West Town Restaurants Plan Christmas Meal Giveaway

Neighbors can donate to the project, which aims to feed hundreds.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ukrainian Village Restaurant Owners Organize Holiday Toy Drive To Benefit Midtown Center For Boys

Unwrapped toys can be dropped off through Thursday at World Nutrition, 2029 W. Division St.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Irving Park Food Pantry Needs Money Donations For Holiday Food And Toy Drives

The pantry is encouraging neighbors to donate before Wednesday to ensure all toys and gifts are received in time to be given to families.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Don’t Make This Holiday Season Your Last, Top Doc Says, Urging Illinoisans To Celebrate Virtually

"Please, let's give the gift of life, let's give the gift of health this holiday season. Again, we've come too far to give up now," said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, head of the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Citywide

West Town Neighbors Decorate Community Christmas Tree With Lights, Ornaments — And Dog Treats

"It feels wonderful being able to create something together ... . We’re all part of this Christmas tree. We’re all making this corner pretty and happy."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ravenswood Neighbors Organizing Nights Of Holiday Lights To Bring ‘Something Positive’ To Dark Year

"I didn't want our community to miss out on anything else this year,” one of the event's organizers said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Andersonville’s Uvae Debuts Holiday Pop-Up With Neighborhood-Themed Gift Baskets

Gift baskets will include items from local businesses like Twidley Bits, Tasting India and Andersonville Fine Foods.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Siders Need Volunteers, Donations For Holiday Light Show: ‘It’s Time For Us To Start Changing The Narrative’

Neighbors are planning to decorate at least 225 trees along Douglas Boulevard — but they need your help. "We're going to do it in this area because this is where we hear the shots," one organizer said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lincoln Park Church Installs Outdoor Advent Walk For Practicing Faith While Social Distancing

The installation features a series of banners representing the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Day.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

West Side Families Can Sign Up For A Socially Distanced Visit With Santa

The visits with Santa have been a Loretto Hospital tradition for 30 years. This year's version will be a drive-through event to keep families safe amid the pandemic.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale