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Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 11:27 PM
South Side Group Plants Seeds For Peace

South Side Group Plants Seeds For Peace

One South Side volunteer group is planting the seeds to end violence. NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci shares their story. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 8:30 PM
Common Pantry Celebrates 50 Years in Chicago

Common Pantry Celebrates 50 Years in Chicago

Celebrating 50 years of serving people in need, "Common pantry" is the city's oldest continually operating food pantry. And in honor of it's 50th anniversary comes a much needed makeover and expanded... Watch »

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 5:05 PM
First Ever Baseball Field Unveiled in Ford Heights

First Ever Baseball Field Unveiled in Ford Heights

Some young athletes will soon get to play ball thanks to a brand new baseball field in Ford Heights. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter is on the scene with more on the unveiling of the new park.  Watch »

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 5:32 PM
Palmer House Plays Host to Urban Summer Camp

Palmer House Plays Host to Urban Summer Camp

The Palmer House is playing host to a lot of happy kids this week, and NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci has more on this year's urban summer camp.  Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 6:57 PM
Kids Receive Backpacks Full of School Supplies

Kids Receive Backpacks Full of School Supplies

Local students had their back-to-school dreams come true as they received new backpacks full of school supplies this week. NBC 5’s Emily Florez has their heartwarming story. Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 6:51 PM
Puerto Rico Arts Alliance Expands Its Reach

Puerto Rico Arts Alliance Expands Its Reach

One of the missions of the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance is to bring people together through culture, and thanks to an expanded partnership, the organization is expanding its reach. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 at 12:26 AM
Line-Dancers Make a Difference With Their Feet

Line-Dancers Make a Difference With Their Feet

They're in line and in step. Tuesday night one group is making a difference with their feet. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 5:25 PM
Program Lets Kids Build, Market Their Own Skateboards

Program Lets Kids Build, Market Their Own Skateboards

Thousands of kids across the country love skateboarding, but how many of them can say they've built and marketed their own boards? NBC 5's Sabrina Santucci takes us inside a program that has kids... Watch »

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:43 PM
Little Girl Gets to Be An Officer For a Day

Little Girl Gets to Be An Officer For a Day

A six-year-old girl has dreams of becoming a Chicago police officer when she grows up, and thanks to the department she got a taste of that dream on Thursday. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:10 PM
Sandberg Helps Build Field of Dreams

Sandberg Helps Build Field of Dreams

A baseball legend helped build a field of dreams for some future pint-size players. Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg told NBC 5's Ash-har Quraishi how he hopes to make a difference in the lives of some West... Watch »

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