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Curtis Granderson's Grand Giving, Mariano's events help feed Chicagoans in need

Curtis Granderson's Grand Giving, Mariano's events help feed Chicagoans in need

Chicago native and MLB veteran Curtis Granderson is giving back this holiday season.

Granderson hosted his Grand Giving Fundraiser in Chicago last week, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

It's the fourth year of the event in Chicago (where Granderson's parents still live) and the first in New York, where Granderson currently plays as a member of the New York Mets.

"The Grand Giving Fundraiser during this November Thanksgiving holiday season, we're trying to tackle the food insecure issues we have going on in Chicago and in New York," Granderson said. "Basically that means that people don't know where their next meal is coming from. In Chicago, it's one in five kids don't know where their next meal is coming from and one in five adults that don't know where their next meal is coming from."

All proceeds from Grand Giving Chicago benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository and Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Chicagoans also donated to the cause while shopping at Mariano's, pledging $1, $5, $10 or more at registers during check-out to help feed Chicagoans in need.

For more info on how you can join Granderson in giving back to Chicago click here:http://www.grandgiving.org/chicago

Sports Talk Live Podcast: Jon Lester returns to the Cubs in typical Lester fashion

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Sports Talk Live Podcast: Jon Lester returns to the Cubs in typical Lester fashion

David Haugh, Matt Zahn, Jim Litke and Steve Wilkos join Kap on the panel.

0:00- Steve talks about the new season of "The Steve Wilkos Show". Plus, he talks about being a Chicago sports fan in the Northeast and his love for the Cubs and Bears.

9:30- The Cubs fall to the Dodgers but Jon Lester pitches well in his return.

14:00- Addison Russell begins his minor league assignment. When should the Cubs bring him back up to the majors?

20:30- JJ Stankevitz joins Kap from Halas Hall to discuss the Bears' plans for the draft.

23:00- Robbie Gould wants out of San Francisco. Could he be dealt this weekend during the draft?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Jon Lester returns and Addison Russell's future with the Cubs

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Jon Lester returns and Addison Russell's future with the Cubs

Kelly Crull and Tony Andracki discuss Lester's return, the upcoming road trip, plus Addison Russell talks about his suspension.

01:00 Lester looked good in his return to the rotation

03:30 Bullpen getting help from unexpected sources

05:00 Was Almora's hair the reason he wasn't hitting homers?

06:45 Kris Byrant looking better at the plate

09:30 Cubs get ready for game at Arizona and Seattle

10:30 Addison Russell's future with the Cubs

18:30 Will Russell be with the Cubs on May 3rd when eligible?

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