In what seems to be a sign of the times, the Salvation Army's red kettles may go cashless in Chicago.
Army commanders in Chicago say they are considering cashless kettles next year as a way to keep donations convenient and up to speed with the trend towards a cashless society.
Chicago is not the only city experimenting with the idea but it is one of the largest locations giving it a shot.
The Salvation Army started the kettles in the late 18-hundreds in San Francisco.
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