The giving spirit began earlier Monday on the North Side where hundreds of people got a free meal.
El's Kitchen in Lincoln Park opened its doors Christmas Eve to benefit the Anixter non-profit organization. The restaurant supplied food for more than 100 physically and mentally challenged Chicagoans.
The event was sponsored by the Sheffield Neighborhood Association.
Aaron Parks, 17, is in jail after police say he held a 24-year-old pregnant student at knife point and forced her to drive into an alley where he sexually assaulted her Wednesday afternoon.
Two people were killed and and at least 12 other people were wounded — including two people on the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways — in shootings across the city since Friday night.?