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Families in need get mini shopping spree during ‘Christmas in the Wards'

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CHICAGO - Many of Chicago's aldermen joined families in need across the city for a mini holiday shopping spree Saturday during the 22nd annual " Christmas in the Wards. "
This year more than 550 families in 29 wards will benefit from the program. Each one gets paired up with an alderman or other volunteer, and together they pick out up to $250 in gifts, which are mostly paid for by corporate donors.
In Pullman, Ald. Michelle Harris joined Francis Adediji, who emigrated from Nigeria a year ago with his son and daughter.
"We are so appreciate of what is going on here because we see a showing...
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