Story by Serena Dai, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago:
LAKEVIEW — A local business association donated 51 Christmas trees as part of a holiday giveaway over the weekend, calling the promotion "a success."
Central Lakeview Merchants Association put up nearly 650 trees on poles across the neighborhood this month as decorations, with the idea that people who couldn't afford trees could have picked one up last Saturday. Though there were nearly 600 trees remaining, the group was happy with the results.
"It was just a successful day," said Jeff Briggs, who does business relations for the group. "That's the best way to sum it up."