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Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:50 PM
Photojournalism Exhibit on Syria Makes Difference at School

Photojournalism Exhibit on Syria Makes Difference at School

A special art exhibition brought to the attention of some students by a photojournalist is making a difference at a North Side school. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:57 PM
Academy for Special Needs Students Expands Gardening Program

Academy for Special Needs Students Expands Gardening Program

South Side Occupational Academy is expanding its gardening program this spring, with help from companies like Lowe’s, and for the first time ever, the special-needs students that the program helps... Watch »

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 4:51 PM
Children's March Planned for This Weekend in Downtown

Children's March Planned for This Weekend in Downtown

Inspired by the Women’s March and March for Science earlier this year, sixth graders at Catherine Cook School are engaging in social activism by putting on the first ever Children’s March this... Watch »

Friday, May 19, 2017 at 4:56 PM
After-School Chicago Program 'Invests in Chess'

After-School Chicago Program 'Invests in Chess'

The program "Invest in Chess," founded by a University of Chicago student, teaches chess to Chicago Public Schools students who want to learn how to play. "It doesn't matter what... Watch »

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 5:14 PM
Theater Troupe Inspires Kids to Explore Their Creative Side

Theater Troupe Inspires Kids to Explore Their Creative Side

The Barrel of Monkeys Arts Education Theater Ensemble has helped over 15,000 students at over 60 Chicago schools over 20 years, and the group is at it again as they inspire another generation of Chicago kids to... Watch »

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:33 PM
Comcast Pledges to Hire 10,000 Veterans

Comcast Pledges to Hire 10,000 Veterans

Comcast, NBC 5's parent company, has pledged to hire 10,000 military veterans and their spouses by the end of the year. Watch »

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:30 PM
Local Centenarians Celebrated by Award-Winning Photographer

Local Centenarians Celebrated by Award-Winning Photographer

An award-winning photographer is celebrating the lives of 25 people who have lived to 100 years with a unique project. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 7:03 PM
After-School Drum Circle Makes a Difference on South Side

After-School Drum Circle Makes a Difference on South Side

A teacher's after-school drum circle program at a Chicago school on the South Side is making a difference both in and outside the classroom. Watch »

Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:42 PM
Inspiring Profiles: Chinese-American Museum Of Chicago

Inspiring Profiles: Chinese-American Museum Of Chicago

Dr. Kim Tee talks about the importance of preserving the Chinese culture at the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago. Watch »

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3:06 PM
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Looks to End Cancer

American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Looks to End Cancer

The American Cancer Society's Beth Thompson tells NBC 5's Art Norman about how the organization's Relay for Life events make a difference by saving and celebrating lives in an effort to end cancer.  Watch »

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