The 16th-annual Chicago Firefighters and Paramedics Local 2 Toy Parade took place on Dec. 6. Each year, firehouses across the city collect toys and bikes, which are then donated to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The agency distributes them to children in its programs.
Chicago firefighter Jerry Medina joins volunteers as they unload gifts.
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