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Making a Difference
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 2:37 PM
Group Helps Families in Need With Everyday Items

Group Helps Families in Need With Everyday Items

Brad Lehner of Extended Hand and Feet talks to NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about how the group makes a difference by lending a helping hand to those who need it in the community. Watch »

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:48 PM
Students Send Letters of Appreciation to Mathematician Katherine Johnson After Seeing 'Hidden Figures'

Students Send Letters of Appreciation to Mathematician Katherine Johnson After Seeing...

Students from a suburban high school were taken by faculty to see "Hidden Figures," a critically-acclaimed film depicting the significant impact black female mathematicians had on NASA’s rocket program. The students then wrote letters of appreciation to one of the real-life mathematicians--who happened to be a relative of one of the students. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 6:40 PM
Largest National Hispanic Conference Convenes in Chicago

Largest National Hispanic Conference Convenes in Chicago

From politics to education, there will be a call for action when the largest national Hispanic conference convenes Thursday in Chicago. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Officer's Near-Suicide Fuels Inspiration Behind Youth Group

Not long ago, Detective Matt Thornton’s life was saved by what some might call divine intervention. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 6:18 PM
Hundreds Line Up for Free Valentine Smile

Hundreds Line Up for Free Valentine Smile

He's a dentist with a heart and he's making a difference for the 11th year in a row. On Tuesday, hundreds of people lined up outside Dr. Theodore Siegel's Logan Square office, hoping for a free valentine smile. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 6:48 PM
Making a Difference in the Lives of Children With Allergies

Making a Difference in the Lives of Children With Allergies

A local doctor wants to teach children how to recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction, and show them how to help their peers if they see it happening. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Teen Gets New Legs With Help From Boston Bombing Survivor

Vidal Lopez’s first steps in his new legs are careful, but nothing short of incredible. Read »

Monday, Feb 13, 2017 at 8:38 AM
High School Girls Soccer Teams Give Random Acts of Kindness

High School Girls Soccer Teams Give Random Acts of Kindness

Dozens of girls soccer teams from Chicago and throughout the suburbs spent their Sunday kicking off "Random Acts of Kindness" week. Watch »

Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 at 1:09 PM
Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative

Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative

Sinai Urban Health Institute president Dr. Sharon Homan tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about a group of more than a dozen organizations working to Make A Difference when it comes to finding solutions to Chicago's problems with gun violence.  Watch »

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 at 9:20 PM
Marshall Fields Projects Transformation Almost Complete

Marshall Fields Projects Transformation Almost Complete

One of the biggest affordable housing complexes in the city is getting a complete makeover.  Watch »

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