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Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 6:47 PM
Changing Chicago Community Through Music

Changing Chicago Community Through Music

Changing a community through music, that's the goal of an orchestral music program in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. LeeAnn Trotter reports. Watch »

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 6:58 PM
High School Helps At-Risk Youth Become Budding Stars

High School Helps At-Risk Youth Become Budding Stars

A high school takes at-risk teens and turns them into budding stars. Sabrina Santucci reports.  Watch »

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 5:56 PM
Women Make Quilts for Children in Need

Women Make Quilts for Children in Need

Warming the hearts and bodies of Chicago kids in need, a group of women spent their Saturday sewing quilts for children. By the end of their quilta-thon, they hoped to have 200 to distribute to Chicago hospitals and shelters. Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:39 PM
Expressions Challenge Guides Students to Healthy Choice

Expressions Challenge Guides Students to Healthy Choice

Walgreens is getting teens to think healthy while getting their peers to do the exact same thing with the Expressions Challenge. Ambassador Vanessa Abrams tells NBC 5's Art Norman about how the program is making a difference. Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Holocaust Survivor Tells His Story 70 Years Later

In 1945, Michael Bornstein became one of the youngest prisoners to escape the Auschwitz death camp alive. It’s a memory he had long tried to forget, and one he refused to speak about for the next 70 years – until now. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:19 PM
Erie Neighborhood House Supports Families

Erie Neighborhood House Supports Families

Erie Neighborhood House Executive Director Kirstin Chernawksy talks with NBC 5's Michelle Relerford about how the organization gives Latino families the tools and support they need to be successful in life.  Watch »

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 7:18 AM
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By Kye Martin

School's Public Art Project Spreads Positive Message

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Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:54 PM
NAMI Metro-Suburban Helps People With Mental Illness

NAMI Metro-Suburban Helps People With Mental Illness

NAMI Metro-Suburban, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families. Carey Carlock tells NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter about the organization's resources.    Watch »

Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:48 PM
Charlie’s Gift Autism Center Supports Families

Charlie’s Gift Autism Center Supports Families

Dr. Aimee Koerner-Frank, of Charlie’s Gift Autism Center, tells NBC 5's Michelle Relerford about how the organization is making a difference in the lives of children and families impacted by autism, mental health issues and related disorders. Watch »

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 6:13 PM
Bulls Bring Chicago's Youth, Police Together

Bulls Bring Chicago's Youth, Police Together

The Chicago Bulls are bringing Chicago youths and police together in a one-of-a-kind basketball tournament. Christian Farr reports. Watch »

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