Salvation Army donation kettle stolen in Loop

The charitable organization said the red kettle was stolen from a post near State and Randolph streets and that the stolen donations would have funded programs such as rental and utility assistance, homeless services, food pantries, Christmas meal boxes and toys for children.

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A Salvation Army red kettle like this one, seen earlier this month outside the Jewel at 6107 S. Archer Ave., was stolen from the Loop.

A Salvation Army red kettle like this one, seen earlier this month outside a Jewel store at 6107 S. Archer Ave., was stolen from the Loop.

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The Salvation Army is asking for the public’s help after someone stole one of its red kettles, containing about $400 in donations, in the Loop.

It said the kettle was stolen from a post near the corner of State and Randolph streets between 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Salvation Army officials said they believe someone cut the lock from the stand to steal the bucket and that the stolen donations would have funded programs such as rental and utility assistance, homeless services, food pantries, Christmas meal boxes and toys for children.

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