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Sunday, Jul 17, 2016 at 7:08 PM
Community Comes Together to Celebrate Girl's 3rd Birthday

Community Comes Together to Celebrate Girl's 3rd Birthday

A suburban community is coming together to make a difference for a special young girl. Allayna Tripp is celebrating her third birthday, and it's a big milestone for the family. Watch »

Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 at 10:55 PM

Cancer Survivor Meets Bone Marrow Donor at Cubs Game

A cancer survivor and the woman who helped save his life through a bone marrow transplant met for the first time Saturday, and as they are both lifelong Cubs fans, the emotional event took place at no... Read »

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 at 11:49 AM
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By Stephanie Basa

Making A Difference: West Side Town Hall

NBC 5 headed to Chicago's West Side community for a town hall meeting with faith... View gallery »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 7:44 PM
Peace Mural Shares Powerful Message in Chicago

Peace Mural Shares Powerful Message in Chicago

On Chicago's Northwest Side, street artist Christophe Gausparo destroys the idea of guns as killing machines. Through art, he's turned toy guns into abstract trees. He says he buys toy guns for his art, to keep... Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 6:29 PM
Celebrity Chef Helps Small Suburban Cafe With Big Ties to Community

Celebrity Chef Helps Small Suburban Cafe With Big Ties to Community

It's a seemingly unlikely connection between a celebrity chef and a small suburban cafe. Over the years, the owners of Revive Club and Cafe in Cicero have given back to the community. Now, the chef owner of... Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 3:27 PM
Suburban Teacher Gets Big Surprise for Making a Difference

Suburban Teacher Gets Big Surprise for Making a Difference

A local teacher and coach, who just retired from Lincoln-Way East High School, spent 38 years inspiring high schools kids from across the Chicago area in the classroom and on the soccer field. Now, he's being... Watch »

Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 at 5:06 PM
Making A Difference: Chinatown Summer Fair

Making A Difference: Chinatown Summer Fair

NBC 5's Art Norman talks about the upcoming Chinatown Summer Fair. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 6:01 PM
6th Graders Change Lives of Children Living Thousands of Miles Away

6th Graders Change Lives of Children Living Thousands of Miles Away

A group of 6th grade students from Huntley are changing the lives of children living thousands of miles away in a small Caribbean village. Byron Miranda reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 4:27 PM
Local Businessman On Mission of Hope Digs Deep to Make a Difference

Local Businessman On Mission of Hope Digs Deep to Make a Difference

A local businessman is on a mission of hope, providing life-saving resources to a small, remote Caribbean community. In a village where poverty is high and there is very little clean water, Jim Dobbs is rolling... Watch »

Sunday, Jul 3, 2016 at 5:54 PM
Making A Difference: Bounce Children's Foundation

Making A Difference: Bounce Children's Foundation

NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter talks with CEO Joan Steltmann about ways in which the Bounce Children's Foundation is making a difference in the community. Watch »

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