Making a Difference
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 8:31 PM
Seniors Graduate From Legal Prep High School

Seniors Graduate From Legal Prep High School

You've heard of high schools that specialize in the arts or math and science, but what about the legal profession? Legal Prep Charter Academy is graduating its first senior class. LeeAnn Trotter eexplains why... Watch »

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 9:02 PM
Teen Shares Painful Story to Help Educate on Substance Abuse

Teen Shares Painful Story to Help Educate on Substance Abuse

A 16-year-old girl from Schaumburg is taking part in a nationwide effort to educate people on substance abuse and other mental health issues. She shares her painful to make a difference in the lives of other... Watch »

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 3:42 PM
Making A Difference: Almost Home Kids

Making A Difference: Almost Home Kids

NBC 5's Art Norman introduces us to Debbie Grisko, the president and executive director of Almost Home Kids, a nonprofit organization in Chicago that helps families with children who have significant medical... Watch »

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:08 AM
Cops Escort Girls Without Fathers to Dance

Cops Escort Girls Without Fathers to Dance

Dozens of girls without fathers had some very special escorts to the Chicago Police Department's second annual 'Daddy Daughter Dance' on Friday night. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:10 AM

Cops Escort Girls Without Fathers to Dance

Dozens of girls without fathers had some very special escorts to the Chicago Police Department's second annual 'Daddy Daughter Dance' on Friday night. Read »

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:52 PM
Students Surprise Sick Classmate With Band Concert

Students Surprise Sick Classmate With Band Concert

Dozens of suburban students surprise a sick classmate with an impromptu concert. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:12 PM
Local Charity Saving Veterans One Dog at a Time

Local Charity Saving Veterans One Dog at a Time

Every day 22 veterans will take their own life and more than 3,000 shelter dogs will be euthanized – but one local charity, 1 Pet 1 Vet, is fighting to make a difference in that. NBC 5's Zoraida Sambo... Watch »

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:54 PM
Non-Profit Uses Grant Money to Help Latina Entrepreneurs

Non-Profit Uses Grant Money to Help Latina Entrepreneurs

Each year the NBC Universal Foundation awards grants to non-profits making a difference. LeeAnn Trotter shows how one agency is using its grant money to help Latina entrepreneurs. Watch »

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7:33 PM

Colorblind Art Teacher Sees Color for 1st Time Thanks to Students

Gregory Chapman is known not just for being a beloved suburban Chicago art teacher, but also for his signature colorful paintings – most of which he could never truly see. Read »

Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 8:30 PM
Local Businessmen Help Students Grow

Local Businessmen Help Students Grow

For the fourth year in a row, mentors from Project Gentlemen helped shape high school graduates with everything from their style, to their careers, and even life advice. Watch »

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