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Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:29 AM
How To Register For Special Olympics' Chicago Polar Plunge

How To Register For Special Olympics' Chicago Polar Plunge

Get ready to dive into the Chicago Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics Chicago! Here's how to register for the March 5, 2017, event. Watch »

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 3:07 PM
Chamber of Commerce Helps Small Businesses

Chamber of Commerce Helps Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and sometimes business owners need help, but don't know where to turn. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter shows how the Chamber of Commerce is filling that gap. Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 7:32 PM
Doctors Learning to Heal Across Countries

Doctors Learning to Heal Across Countries

An innovative partnership between doctors in Chicago and Cuba may just hold the key to improving health outcomes in both countries. Marion Brooks reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 at 10:14 AM
'Muffin Lady': Woman Helps Homeless in Chicago

'Muffin Lady': Woman Helps Homeless in Chicago

A suburban womanh says a muffin changed her life. And now she says she hopes to change the lives of the less fortunate living on Chicago streets. Regina Waldroup reports. Watch »

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 6:22 PM
Chicago Restaurant Feeds Homeless Every Week

Chicago Restaurant Feeds Homeless Every Week

Every Monday a West Humboldt Park restaurant owner gives back to the community by offering free food to the hungry. He serves up to 1,000 people every week. LeeAnn Trotter reports as the restaurant owner... Watch »

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Polar Peace March Aims for More Peaceful Chicago

Polar Peace March Aims for More Peaceful Chicago

Jan Bail talks to NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about the Polar Peace March to benefit UCAN and its violence prevention initiatives. Watch »

Friday, Dec 23, 2016 at 8:14 PM
Community Provides Young Daughter of Murdered Mother a Holiday Shopping Surprise

Community Provides Young Daughter of Murdered Mother a Holiday Shopping Surprise

A holiday surprise at a local Walmart for a young girl who suffered a terrible tragedy earlier this year. Lauren Jiggetts reports. Watch »

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 at 10:02 PM
Operation Give: Helping Families in Need

Operation Give: Helping Families in Need

Operation Give: Chicago police officers come together to help a family this holiday season. Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 6:12 PM
Firefighters Spread Holiday Cheer for Pediatric Patients

Firefighters Spread Holiday Cheer for Pediatric Patients

Firefighters help spread holiday cheer at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital. Pediatric patients had the chance to forget about their illnesses and enjoy a little Christmas magic. Kye Martin reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 6:10 PM
Chicago Bulls Players Make Holidays Brighter for Families

Chicago Bulls Players Make Holidays Brighter for Families

During the holiday season, the Chicago Bulls do some of their best work off the court. The team is involved in more than 40 events as part of the NBA's annual Season of Giving campaign. Watch »

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