At the American Legion post in Morton Grove, more than 100 sailors gathered for a Thanksgiving filled with music, food and fellowship.
At St. Mary's in Lake Forest, Chicago's new archbishop led morning mass before heading to the annual Catholic Charities dinner to serve warm meals to the homeless.
In Washington Park, homeless men and women enjoyed a meal at the RTW Vet Center.
"These people show me undying love here. I didn't understand what the word love meant coming from another human being and they showed me that no matter what you do we got your back," Jack Robinson-Sullivan said.